Spiritual Growth (Page 11)
Living our lives in obedience to Christ is the foundation on which we will evangelize more effectively.
I connect most with preachers who combine good theology and solid teaching with real life application and experiences
The study of Scripture can deliver us from the bondage of a temporal perspective and provide us with an eternal value system. By frequently renewing our minds with the Word (Rom. 12:2), our thinking and behavior come more into conformity with God’s view of significance, purpose, identity, and success.
Where in your life have you turned from God? Do you have a born again relationship with God, through your faith in Jesus? If not, the bible says you won’t be spending eternity in heaven (John 14:6).
*Guest post by Richard DeVeau* I’m worried about the church. Not this particular church here in Australia, the broader church. In particular, the church in the US, where I live. It seems the largest Christian movement in the 21st century is the seeker-friendly church. Some 40,000 churches in the US already follow this model. And about 400,000 pastors have attended…
How do you define a spiritual gift when, for example, there are people who are very good teachers but not Christians? And if someone with those attributes becomes a Christian, do those skills automatically become a ‘spiritual gift’.
If we don’t lead a disciplined life we will not attain what God has for us. If we are serious about our relationship with God, we dare not approach His purposes for us with a complacent attitude. This will only lead us down a path of mediocrity, shame and regret!
When we grasp even an ounce of the incredible mercy of God in saving us, despite our rebellion towards Him, we will not place demands on God any more.
How do we discover the specific will of God in our lives?
But with regular practice that goes beyond a five-minute devotion and an hour on Sunday we can develop into mature Christian men and women bent one thing–and one thing only–pleasing God.