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Bible Studies on Strengthening Your Walk

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 5: Exercising Faith

Scripture Text: Matthew 7:7-11

Memory Verse: “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:3

Lesson Aim: To emphasis the importance of faith and encourage active and practical application of faith.

Faith is a must for successful Kingdom living. We all have a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). We receive it from God when we become a new creation in Him. When you accepted Christ, you were immediately enrolled in the “school of faith.” School is where we learn and grow. It is where we

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 6: Strength through Prayer

Scripture Text: James 5:13-18

Memory Verse: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Lesson Aim: To understand the authority and power of prayer.

Prayer is important to the believer. Because of its importance in the Christian life, we cannot overemphasize the need for and the benefits of prayer. It is important to the Church, its ministry and the ministering brethren. The disciples gave

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 7: Strength through Fasting

Scripture Text: Isaiah 58:1-12

Memory Verse: “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.” Joel 2:12

Lesson Aim: To gain an understanding of fasting, its purpose and power.

It is time to fast! Learning to fast is one of the keys to successful Christian living, but in our society, the thought of depriving oneself of any indulgence seems ridiculous. Sometimes the mere mentioning of the   word causes something to quiver inside of us. As noted by the late Dr. Bill Bright, “Fasting is

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 8: Strength through Praise

Scripture Text: Psalm 149

Memory Verse: “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2

Lesson Aim: To inform or remind us that praising God is an effective tool in the weaponry of the Christian.

It is probably safe to say that the church at large understands very well that praises exalt God. We are often admonished by our worship leaders and moderators to praise the Lord. We do it because God is good and He deserves our praise. But fewer

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 9: Holy Spirit Empowerment

Scripture Text: John 14:15-26

Memory Verse: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

Lesson Aim: To outline the impact the Holy Spirit should have in the life of the believer.

The Holy Spirit (Spirit of God) is first mentioned in Genesis 1:2. There the Spirit of God is involved in creating the heaven and the earth and everything else that is in them. The work of the Holy Spirit is awesome. He is alive, creative, powerful, influential,

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 10: Connecting with God’s Family

Scripture Text: 1 John 1:3-7

Memory Verse: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12:5

Lesson Aim: To explain why we need to be connected to God’s family.

Everybody needs somebody. Several years ago, our church conducted a “40 Days of Community” campaign. We learned that we are “better together.” Whether it is in worship, outreach, serving or growing, it is better when we do it together. No one is intended to live life alone. We were created to be a part of a community. We need each other.

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 11: Power to Forgive

Scripture Text: Luke 17:1-5

Memory Verse: “Great peace have they that love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalm 119:165

Lesson Aim: To emphasize the importance of learning to forgive.

Forgiving does not come naturally. It is not in our human nature to forgive. Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness was radical. The apostles were so challenged by Jesus’ response in Luke 17:4 that they cried out to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” Jesus let us know that we must love even our enemies. Forgiveness is still a challenge  for us today.

Jesus admonished the disciples that if a

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 12: Walking in Love

Scripture Text: 1 John 4:7-21

Memory Verse: “And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.” 1 John 4:21

Lesson Aim: To motivate us to find strength through loving God and others.

Being loved and giving love can be the most gratifying experiences of all. Receiving love satisfies a need that is present in all of us and our ability to love is often shaped by the love we receive.

Love is important to God. He is love (1 John 4:8). God commands His people to love—to love Him, to love one

Strengthening Your Walk – Lesson 13: Quarter Review

Scripture Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Memory Verse: “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.” Ephesians 4:1

Lesson Aim: To provide a summary review of the last 12 lessons on spiritual disciplines that strengthen the believer.

We have walked together through the last 12 lessons, looking into the disciplines and tools that strengthen the believer’s walk.

God’s desire is for us to be mature and victorious. As we travel the road together, let us be continuously aware of the importance of the Word and where the battleground

Strengthening Your Walk – Endnotes

Lesson 6
1. Myles Munroe, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2002), 35. 2. Ibid., 38.
3. Ibid., 38.

Lesson 7
1. Dr. Bill Bright, Your Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer (Campus Crusade for Christ International). Web. 06 January 2012. <>.
2. Derek Prince, Fasting (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2002), 16.

Lesson 11
1. John Bevere, The Bait of Satan Workbook (Palmer Lake, CO: Messenger International), 165.

A very heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the writing of these lessons, but special thanks to Elder J. Carson and Sis. D. Carson