Course One of the Deeper Walk Institute explains the foundations of heart-focused discipleship. This is core discipleship material that every Christian needs to understand. You will learn how heart-focused discipleship is different than traditional discipleship and four core issues that can help you get unstuck and get moving in your walk with God.
Traditional discipleship tends to focus on the ABC’s – Academics, Behavior, and Church, but often misses the heart. This session describes the difference between traditional discipleship and heart-focused discipleship and why a focus on the heart is crucial to any discipleship agenda.
Some Christians are like clogged wells. They have the Spirit inside of them, but something is stuck. The four elements of HFD relate to life in the Spirit – healing for baggage, freedom from bondage, a foundation of grace, and a listening/obeying walk in the Spirit. The remainder of the sessions will unpack these four core elements of HFD.
Without a clear understanding of grace, Christians will tend to default into legalism or slide into license. This session explains the difference between life under grace and life under the Law.
God made grace the foundation of our relationship with Him and the New Covenant sets out the legal implications of grace for our identity in Christ and what that means for how we should live.
Few things are more miserable than trying to live the Christian life by walking in the flesh. The flesh has desires. The mind set on the flesh has strategies to meet those desires. The fruit of these desires and strategies are flesh patterns that keep us stuck. Part of breaking free is learning a new pattern for life: Seeking God, Listening to God, Obeying God, and Watching what happens.
A core element of walking in the Spirit is learning to recognize the voice of God. You will learn several tools for helping you grow in the practice of listening prayer and how to recognize when the Spirit is speaking.
This session takes what we have learned about listening prayer and applies it to the emotional healing process. This session explains the REAL prayer process for emotional healing.
Life is lived in the context of spiritual warfare. One of the first principles of warfare is to know your enemy. In this session you will learn the basic principles of spiritual warfare, how we surrender ground to the Adversary, and how we reclaim that surrendered ground.