About this course
This course is for those who struggle in their Christian Faith or with their trust in God!
A lot of Christians struggle in some ways with their trust in God. This course will help you gain clarity in understanding the passages that talk about faith, and help you live a stronger Christian life that pleases God.
Introduction to the Author.
Hi, I am Joel Madasu. I am the instructor for this course. I have a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (OT Concentration), and M.A. in Biblical Studies. I enjoy reading Scripture, creating courses and teaching the Bible!
You may see my work and other courses at https://joelmadasu.com
Dr. Joel Madasu is the instructor of this course. His desire is to help you be strong in your Christian faith and walk. He understands that many believers today struggle in their walk or compromise in their walk with Christ. This course is designed to help anyone struggling in this area.
“For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by a revelation of Jesus Christ” - Gal. 1:11-12.
The gospel means, the good news. But it is more than a good news! It is the good news about Salvation in Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind.
In the ancient world, the term “gospel” is used to proclaim victorious news about battles. Later that term was used not only for announcing or proclaiming a victory of a battle or an event, but about Christ’s birth, His sacrifice to offer salvation to all those who believe in Him, through His death, burial and resurrection.
So then, what is Gospel? Gospel is the good news about salvation through Jesus Christ from God. So anyone who believes in Him will not perish but have an everlasting life.
When one believes in Christ, he or she gets a new identity.
Faith in Christ brings a new or a better life as compared to the old life.
In Ephesians 4:22-24 Paul says a similar thing about old lifestyle and the new lifestyle - “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Christian life is not as easy as some say. This is not to say that becoming or being a Christian is not worth our time. It is! There is no other religion that gives us the promise of eternal life, but Christianity alone.
Christ never promised an easy life. In fact, He said that whosoever would believe in Him would be persecuted by the world. That is because the world already hated Him.
This lesson is created to help you see the "reality" of what we might face because of our faith in Christ, and also the everlasting promise that we have in Christ.
In this module you will learn how to grow in your Christian faith, and also be strong in the faith.
A simple way of saying this is: Christ used comparative terms to indicate and pinpoint those who either have great faith or weak faith. Faith is not a sort of pill that we take and have it consistent throughout our lives. It is something that we need to work on. When we know and understand who our object of faith is, then we would work genuinely towards growing in faith.
We also need to grow in faith because all over the world there are Christians who struggle in their walk with Jesus Christ. The reason for this is we doubting Him. We doubt Him because of several reasons; whatever those reasons might be, we can still strive to live a life that we will not doubt Him; thus giving Him all glory.
Follow these steps that would help you grow in your Faith and become stronger so you will not doubt God or His ability.
In this module you will find links for extra activities if you would like to take part of it.
Please let me know what you think about this course, and if this course is helpful to you. I will appreciate your valuable time.
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