Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Richard Caemmerer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:12; 1 Corinthians 1:5 ff.; Ephesians 4:20 ff; Galatians 1:8 ff.; John 17:13; Ephesians 2:11 ff.; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Peter 1:3-8; 2 Timothy 3:17; 1 Corinthians 2:8-14; Ephesians 2:4 ff.; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:20; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 17:17,20; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 4:15; John 21:24; Romans 1:16; Galatians 5:4,5; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 10:17; Romans 10:14 ff.; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Romans 15:4; Genesis 1:27; Colossians 3:10;


The relation of the two concepts, Christian growth and the Word of God, will be one of the chief concerns of this study; but almost equal to it in importance will be the proper understanding of a number of the factors involved: (a) God's revelation of His holy will rewarding Christian growth; (b) Man's nature before and after conversion with special reference to his relation to God; (c) The possibility of Christian growth, indicating God's approach to man in His Word; (d) The responsibility for Christian growth as indicated in the Word; (e) The ideal Christian life, as described in the Word; (f) Man's need of help in patterning his life after the Word; (g) The help offered to men by the servant of the Word of God; (h) Attainable goals in Christian growth as these are presented in the Word; (i) The proper use of the Word of' God toward the attainment of Christian growth; (j) The Scriptural guidelines for the minister of the Word as he applies himself to the task of fostering Christian growth in his members.

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