Chapter 2 – The Day Of Small Things

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Summarize basic principles of multiplication.
  • Identify various types of spiritual growth.
  • List references which show that concern with multiplication is Scriptural.
  • Identify factors which reveal a wrong emphasis on numeric growth.

INTRODUCTION

Growth in the human body starts with a single cell of life which is the result of an intimate relationship between a man and a woman. That cell is multiplied within the mother’s womb until another human being is created. When it matures, that new human being also has the ability to multiply.

Spiritual growth starts with a relationship between one person and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual life flows into the soul and spirit of one who has accepted Jesus as Savior. That spark of life, nurtured in the spiritual womb of the Church, grows until a new disciple is created. That disciple has the ability to reproduce spiritually by leading others to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Whether in the natural or spiritual worlds, multiplication starts with a single cell of life. This is why God said:

For who hath despised the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10)

In this chapter you will start with small things. You will learn basic principles of multiplication and about various types of spiritual growth. You will learn of God’s concern for spiritual multiplication and of factors which indicate a wrong emphasis on numeric growth. You will start with basic principles, the small things upon which the greater revelation is based.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.