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It is a sad fact that far too many Christians fail to reach their true potential, and some simply drop out. Why? Usually because they don't have a real understanding of their new identity in Christ.

Traditional discipleship teaching can often sound like: "do this every day", "don't do that any more", "successful Christians behave like this"... So we can end up simply acting like Christians. We may manage to do and say the right things but not necessarily live fruitful lives. We can end up constantly needing help with the same old issues. Some just drift away.

Read any of Paul's letters to the churches and you'll usually get half way through before you find instructions on how to behave. First he concentrates on what's already been done; the "riches" we have in Christ (Ephesians 1:18). Because it's not what we do that determines who we are - it's who we are that determines what we do.

The Freedom in Christ Course helps us grasp all that happened the moment we became Christians: who we are in Christ; the truth of God's unconditional love; why there is no condemnation; why we don't have to languish in cycles of sin, negative thinking and hopelessness.

But good teaching on its own is not enough. Although the key to freedom is knowing the truth (John 8:32), simply being told the truth doesn't mean that we really know it. The course also has a kind and gentle ministry process to help repent of past sin and resist the devil. For many this "clearing out of rubbish" is the key to the teaching falling into place.
 
There are three basic components:

  • Discipleship teaching that helps us understand who we are in Christ, the nature of the spiritual battle, and how to move on to maturity. This works best in small groups.
  •  A ministry process called The Steps To Freedom In Christ. This is run between sessions 9 and 10 of the course and helps to deal with negative influences and unresolved spiritual conflicts. It is straightforward, gentle and kind. It is generally facilitated by ordinary Christians, such as your life group leaders.
  • Help to stand firm in the freedom gained, especially through renewing the mind (Romans 12:2). 
The course is comprehensive, exceptionally easy to use and backed up by books, audio material and training resources. And your life group leaders will be on hand to advise at any point, with access to additional help if necessary.

(Adapted from this article on the Freedom In Christ website.)

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