The Progression of Our Course

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Our course of study is a process, a progression.  (The very word “disciple” implies a course of study, a process, a progression.)  These verses help depict that progression.

The Progression of Our Course

 BeginningMiddleEnd
Start ProcessFinish
John 3:30He must increase, but I must decrease
John 8:30, 31, 32come to believe in Himcontinue in My word (contrast with John 6:66)you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free
Luke 5:32sinnerscall to repentance
Luke 6:40after he has been fully trainedwill be like his teacher
Acts 3:26your wicked waysturning us from [wicked ways to blessedness)blessed
Romans 8:29conformed tothe image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren
2 Corinthians 3:18transformed intothe glory of the Lord
2 Corinthians 5:21become the righteousness of God in Him
2 Corinthians 7:1...defilement of flesh and spirit...having these promises, let us cleanse ourselves of all [the one] perfecting [the other] in the fear of Godholiness
Ephesians 4:15speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him
Philippians 1:6He who began a good work in you will perfect it untilthe day of Christ Jesus
Philippians 1:25your progress and joy in the faith
Philippians 2:5, 8humble yourself by becomingobedient to the point of death
Colossians 1:21, 22, 23alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deedsif indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heardto present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach
1 Thessalonians 2:13the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe
1 Timothy 1:5instructionlove from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith
1 Timothy 4:7discipline yourselfgodliness
1 Timothy 4:12an example of those who believe
1 Timothy 4:15progress
1 Timothy 4:16perseveresalvation for yourself and for those who hear you
2 Timothy 2:22youthful lustsflee from [the one], and pursue [the other]righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart
Titus 2:14[engaged in] lawless deedsChrist redeems us and purifies us for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds
Hebrews 5:12-14a babe, partaking only of milk, need for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of Godbecause of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evilmature, teachers
Hebrews 11:34from weaknesswere madestrong
1 Peter 1:17, 18your futile way of life inherited from your forefathersconduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth
1 Peter 2:24die to sin and live to righteousness
2 Peter 1:4the corruption that is in the world by lustHe has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become...having escaped...partakers of the divine nature
This table is related to the table "From One Way of Living to Another." Both tables depict the beginning and end states, but do so in different ways. The other table uses verses which contrast the beginning and end states. This table uses verses which depict the process of going from one to the other.