Developing Christian Character

In this course, Dr. Sproul examines our three chief foes in this battle: the world, the flesh, and the devil. Learn how to battle the world, the flesh, and the devil in this helpful course on Christian growth.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with a class of Ligonier Connect students from around the world. Registration includes:

    • 24/7 access for 6 months to complete the course at your own pace
    • Video lectures from Dr. Steven Lawson along with the full, downloadable study guide
    • Discuss questions and share notes with up to 30 other Ligonier Connect students in your class
    • Approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one continuing education unit
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

The Christian life is not easy. It engages us in a spiritual battle of cosmic proportions. In this course, Dr. Sproul examines our three chief foes in this battle: the world, the flesh, and the devil. This will help us understand why Christian growth is not easy, but is a complex, lifelong process.

In Developing Christian Character, Dr. R.C. Sproul observes the apostle Paul’s teaching on the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians five. He also addresses crucial aspects of Christian growth, such as our assurance of salvation and our confidence in the sovereignty of God.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to Developing Christian Character

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • The Struggle for Spiritual Growth

    • Lesson 1: The Struggle for Spiritual Growth

      • watch The Struggle for Spiritual Growth
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • The Goal of Spiritual Growth

    • Lesson 2: The Goal of Spiritual Growth

      • watch The Goal of Spiritual Growth
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting it into practice
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • The Priorities of Righteousness

    • Lesson 3: The Priorities of Righteousness

      • watch The Priorities of Righteousness
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • The Assurance of Salvation

    • Lesson 4: The Assurance of Salvation – Part 1

      • watch The Assurance of Salvation - Part 1
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 5: The Assurance of Salvation – Part 2

      • watch The Assurance of Salvation - Part 2
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • The Indwelling Power of Love

    • Lesson 6: The Indwelling Power of Love

      • watch The Indwelling Power of Love
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
  • The Practice of Love

    • Lesson 7: The Practice of Love

      • watch The Practice of Love
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • Joy and Peace

    • Lesson 8: Joy and Peace

      • watch Joy and Peace
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
  • Longsuffering and Kindness

    • Lesson 9: Longsuffering and Kindness

      • watch Longsuffering and Kindness
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • Goodness and Faith

    • Lesson 10: Goodness and Faith

      • watch Goodness and Faith
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment
  • Meekness and Self-Control

    • Lesson 11: Meekness and Self-Control

      • watch Meekness and Self-Control
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment
  • Growing to Maturity

    • Lesson 12: Growing to Maturity

      • watch Growing to Maturity
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment