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As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 8: Receiving Healing

Scripture Text: Mark 11:22-26

Memory Verse: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” Luke 4:18

Lesson Aim: To outline the different methods available to us to receive healing.

God is eager to see the sick healed and to be released from their ailments. And so he has given us numerous methods whereby we can receive the

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 9: Recovery from Abuse

Scripture Text: Genesis 41:51; 45:1-15

Memory Verse: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Lesson Aim: To highlight: (1) the damages that abuse causes; and (2) the fact that the power of Jesus the Messiah is capable of healing the wounds of abuse.

Abuse is the improper treatment of someone for selfish reasons, often to unfairly or unjustly gain benefit. There are different forms of abuse, such as: physical, verbal, sexual, and emotional. Behaviors that

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 10: Recovery from Addiction

Scripture Text: Romans 6:11-23

Memory Verse: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Romans 6:12

Lesson Aim: To highlight: (1) the damages that addiction causes; and (2) the fact that the power of Jesus the Messiah is able to deliver from the bondage of addiction.

Often times, when we hear of addiction, we immediately think of drugs or alcohol. But addiction is not limited to those substances. Addiction is the continued overuse of anything—substance or behavior—that results in the alteration of one’s mood. A person can be

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 11: Relational Health

Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 13

Memory Verse: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, by your love one to another.” John 13:35

Lesson Aim: To discover biblical principles that govern how we should behave and feel toward one another.

According to the Encarta English Dictionary, relationship means the connection between two or more people or groups and their involvement with one another, especially regarding the way they behave toward and feel about one another. Relationships are crucial to God. He is relational. In fact, the primary theme in the Bible is relationship—to God and to

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 12: Managing Anger and Hurt

Scripture Text: Ephesians 4:17-32

Memory Verse: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.” Hebrews 12:15

Lesson Aim: To highlight: (1) the detriment of harboring anger and hurt; and (2) how we can overcome anger and hurt.

In this lesson we will talk about two of the most crippling impediments Christians could possibly face—anger, and hurt. Poor management of these emotions is considered most damaging. While emotions such as pride, envy, or jealousy may be just as damaging, they are less

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 13: Managing Offense

Scripture Text: Luke 17:1-6

Memory Verse: A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” Proverbs 18:19

Lesson Aim: To highlight: (1) the detriment of harboring offense; and (2) how we can overcome offense.

For the purpose of this study, the term we will use for offense is unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is unfulfilled revenge. It is the single most popular and debilitating weapon that the enemy uses against God’s people. It is one of the deadliest poisons a person can take spiritually. A person who cannot

As Your Soul Prospers – Endnotes and Recommended Resources

Endnotes

Lesson 1
1) Michael Agnes, Webster’s New College Dictionary (Cleveland, Ohio: Wiley Publishing, Inc.), 2007, 1152.
2) Ibid., 1429.

Lesson 3
1) Ron Blue, Taming the Money Monster (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 1989, 1993), p. 6.
2) Mike Murdock, 31 Reasons People Do No Receive Their Financial Harvest (Dallas, Texas: Wisdom International), 1997, 17.

Lesson 5
1) Larry Bates, New Economic Disorder (Lake Mary, Florida: Creation House, 1994), pp. 16-21.
2) Ron Blue, Taming the Money Monster (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 1989, 1993), p. 9.
3) Ibid., p. 71.

Lesson 6
1) Jeff Berg

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 2: Prospering Spiritually

Scripture Text: 3 John

Memory Verse: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2

Lesson Aim: To reinforce the concepts and tools necessary to prosper spiritually.

God wants you to prosper spiritually! When God called you, He made an investment into your life; just as one does with a financial investment. His expectation is for you to grow, advance, and expand your border. Spiritual prosperity points to being successful in spiritual things, i.e., having a thriving relationship with God.

But how does the believer prosper

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 1: As Your Soul Prospers

Scripture Text: Joshua 1:1-9

Memory Verse: “Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.” Deuteronomy 29:9

Lesson Aim: To define what it means to prosper and what God has promised.

What does it mean to prosper? To prosper means, “To succeed, thrive, grow, etc. in a vigorous way.”1 Thrive, grow, succeed. Success may be defined as, “A favorable or satisfactory outcome or result.”2 God wants us to succeed. He wants us to thrive. He wants us to grow! Jesus came that we might have abundant life.

As Your Soul Prospers – Lesson 3: Financial Prosperity/Divine Provision

Scripture Text: Deuteronomy 28:1-14

Memory Verse: “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11

Lesson Aim: To provide an understanding of God’s divine provision.

Poverty is unnecessary! It does not help anyone and it is not a gift from God. As believers, our God has promised to be our Provider. He is more than enough (El Shaddai) and able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think. God is our Source and our God will supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Jesus the Messiah (Philippians 4:19).