SECTION THREE - CONTENTS
„Finishing the Basement“  -

Darkness in the spiritual life
Weeks 7 to 9

FOCUS OF THE THIRD SECTION
Darkness in the spiritual life.

INTRODUCTION

1. Meaning and essential features of the "basement"
2. Experiencing the power of darkness
3. Dealing appropriately with spiritual darkness



MATERIAL FOR SECTION THREE

Seventh Week
FOCUS OF THE SEVENTH WEEK:
The danger of denying God’s love

INTRODUCTION

EXERCISES FOR THE SEVENTH WEEK
Day 1-  Danger of refusing God's invitation
Day 2-  Danger of hindering God's work through unbelief
Day 3-  Danger of forgetting the Saviour due to dire need
Day 4-  Danger of losing Salvation through failing to love
Day 5-  Danger of remaining in guilt not being open to forgiveness
Day 6-  Danger of denying God first place
Day 7-  Danger of denying love of God


Eight Week

FOCUS OF THE EIGHT WEEK:
Danger of darkness which threatens spiritual life

INTRODUCTION

EXERCISES FOR THE EIGHT WEEK
Day 1-  Knowing power of evil and depth of danger
Day 2-  Possibility of losing the way
Day 3-  Looking at God's love to let darkness come to light
Day 4-  Mercy of God and the burden of sin
Day 5-  Knowing the forgiving love
Day 6-  Forgiving love in the battle against evil
Day 7-  Pondering the Easter victory of Christ


Ninth Week

FOCUS OF THE NINTH WEEK:
The deepest threat of spiritual life: The lack of humility

INTRODUCTION

EXERCISES FOR THE NINTH WEEK
Day 1-  Acceptance of self before God to learn humility
Day 2-  Acceptance of self before God to not overrate self
Day 3-  Acceptance of self before God in order not to judge others
Day 4-  Acceptance of self before God to be brought through depression and darkness
Day 5-  Acceptance of self before God to learn to pray in new ways
Day 6-  Acceptance of self before God
Day 7-  Acceptance of self before God


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