David Chadwell wrote this series of lessons in Cameroon, West Africa, in the early 1970s. Randy Green recently reprinted the lessons for use in a mission's outreach. Each lesson is quite simple. By design, the lessons were to be used by Christians in new congregations in that third world context. Some of those Christians could not read or write. Though Randy edited each lesson, occasionally words appear that were commonly used in Cameroon in the 1970s. Permission is granted for replacing any words with words that are more familiar in a current context of use before you reproduce and distribute these lessons for study purposes. (This is a modification of West-Ark's usual copyright notice.)
The three introductory foundation lessons were recently added as preface lessons for the study. The original lessons were for students who were recently converted to Christ. David Chadwell wants those who study the lessons to understand that salvation through the crucified, resurrected Jesus is God's gift. Christians do not earn salvation. The lessons must not be studied as if they are an attempt to earn salvation. In Christ, the Christian learns to be a different person because he or she appreciates God's gift of salvation.
Foundation Lesson A God's Mercy Makes Salvation Possible
Foundation Lesson B God's Grace Sustains Salvation
Foundation Lesson C A Christian Wants to Be Jesus' Disciple
Lesson 1 Being a Christian Means I Am Saved
Lesson 2 Being a Christian Means I Belong to God
Lesson 3 Being a Christian Means I Have a New Life
Lesson 4 Being a Christian Means I Have a New Happiness
Lesson 5 Proper Worship
Lesson 6 Worshipping Through Prayer
Lesson 7 Worshipping Through Song
Lesson 8 Worshipping Through Teaching
Lesson 9 Worshipping Through the Lord's Supper
Lesson 10 Worshipping Through Giving
Lesson 11 Worshipping in My Home
Lesson 12 The Importance of Bible Study
Lesson 13 How Can I Study the Bible?
Lesson 14 Being Like Christ
Lesson 15 Christian Husbands
Lesson 16 Christian Wives
Lesson 17 Christian Parents
Lesson 18 Christian Citizens
Lesson 19 The Christian Laborer
Lesson 20 The Christian in the World
Lesson 21 The Christian and His Enemies
Lesson 22 The Christian and His Speech
Lesson 23 The Christian's Body
Lesson 24 Being like God
Lesson 25 Good Works
Lesson 26 What Is the Church?
Lesson 27 You and Your Congregation
Lesson 28 What Is Sin?
Lesson 29 How Does Sin Develop?
Lesson 30 Can a Christian Sin?
Lesson 31 How Can I Overcome Sin?
Lesson 32 My Responsibility to My Christian Brothers and Sisters
Lesson 33 The Importance of Spiritual Growth
Lesson 34 Is the Christian Life Easy?
Lesson 35 The Judgment
Lesson 36 Hell
Lesson 37 Heaven
Link to other Writings of David Chadwell