DEEPENING YOUR FAITH

“Deepening Your Faith” is a 12 week course of lectures and discussion aimed at exploring some of the deeper theological issues of Christianity. It is particularly suitable for Christians who are already familiar with the fundamentals. For participants, there is a weekly handout that is useful for following the presentation and taking notes. For presenters, there is a weekly PowerPoint presentation and, for some weeks, a Word document with further explanations of the topic.

I developed this course as a series of studies for the staff of Wyong Christian Cummunity School, in 2016. I have subsequently presented it as a one term course at Wyong Baptist Church, and as a weekend seminar at several other churches.

WEEK 1:  JESUS, SON OF GOD
DYF1: Handout
DYF1: Jesus, Son of God (PowerPoint)
DYF1: The Divinity of Christ (Word Doc)

WEEK 2: JESUS, SON OF MAN
DYF2: Handout
DYF2: Jesus, Son of Man (PowerPoint)
DYF2: Jesus, Working Class Man (Word Doc)

WEEK 3: JESUS, SAVIOUR
DYF3: Handout
DYF3: Jesus Saviour (PowerPoint)

WEEK 4: GRACE, FAITH AND WORKS
DYF4: Handout
DYF4: Grace, Faith and Works (PowerPoint)
DYF4:  Grace Is Not Unconditional (Word Doc)
DYF4: Once Saved Not Always Saved (Word Doc)

WEEK 5: BIBLICAL INSPIRATION AND INERRANCY
DYF5: Handout
DYF5: Biblical Inspiration and Inerrancy (PowerPoint)

WEEK 6: MANUSCRIPTS AND VARIANTS
DYF6: Handout
DYF6: Manuscripts and Variants (PowerPoint)

WEEK 7: BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
DYF7: Handout
DYF7: Bible Translations (PowerPoint)

WEEK 8: THE TWO COVENANTS
DYF8: Handout
DYF8: The Two Covenants (PowerPoint)
DYF8: The Two Covenants (Word Doc)

WEEK 9: PROGRESSIVE REVELATION
DYF9: Progressive Revelation (PowerPoint)
DYF9: Progressive Revelation (Word Doc)

The Old Testament As Pre-Christian (Word Doc)

WEEK 10: INTERPRETING THE BIBLE CHRISTOLOGICALLY
DYF10: Interpreting The Bible Christologically (PowerPoint)
DYF10: Interpreting The Bible Christologically (Word Doc)

WEEK 11: EXAMINING THE PROSPERITY DOCTRINE
DYF11: Prosperity Doctrine (PowerPoint)

WEEK 12: A THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING
DYF12: A Theology Of Suffering (PowerPoint)


Instructions For Downloading PowerPoint Presentations: Click the PowerPoint link, then click the “Open” drop down box at the top right of the screen and select “Open in PowerPoint Online” or “Open In PowerPoint”. When the presentation is opened, click the “Notes” tab at the bottom right of screen. This will open the Presenter Notes, which provide a detailed explanation of each slide. Some slides also have embedded video content, which can be viewed via the standard “play” button or by clicking the image.