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The Secret to Spiritual Growth SERIES – Moving Beyond Your Limitations

2 Peter 3:18 GNV
But continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, now and forever! Amen.The keys to continued spiritual growth:
1.PRAY to God the FIRST thing in the MORNING.
Mark 1:35 GNV
Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house. He went out of town to a lonely place, where he prayed.
Getting on your KNEES in prayer, enables you to STAND on your feet in life.
Prayer is:
•A prelude to PEACE
•A prologue to POWER
•A preface to PURPOSE
2.Read the BIBLE daily
3.APPLY what you read in the Bible
2 Timothy 3:1-5 GNV
1Remember that there
will be difficult times in the last days.
will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited;
they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents,
ungrateful, and irreligious;
3they will be unkind,
merciless, slanderers, violent, and fierce; they
will hate the good;
4they will be treacherous,
reckless, and swollen with pride; they will love
pleasure rather than God;
5they will hold to the
outward form of our religion, but reject its real
power. Keep away from such people.
4.Don’t miss HAPPY HOUR
Psalm 100:2 NLT
– Worship the Lord with gladness.
me before him, singing with joy.
Worship RENEWS your FAITH
Worship RESTORES your JOY
Psalm 122:1 GNV
– I was glad when they said to
me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Worship is:
A.Directing my ATTENTION to God
Isaiah 26:3 NLT
– You will keep in perfect
peace all who trust in you, all whose
thoughts are fixed on you!
B.Demonstrating my AFFECTION to God
1 John 4:19 NLT
– We love each other
because he loved us first.
C.Deploying my ABILITIES for God
Romans 12:1 NLT
– And so, dear brothers
and sisters, I plead with you to give your
bodies to God because of all he has done
for you. Let them be a living and holy
sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.
5.WITNESS to someone daily
The reason Christianity grew from the first to the
third century:
1.It provided people with a MORAL MODEL
in Jesus Christ.
2.It advanced an ideology of JUSTICE in a
world of great wealth disparity.
3.It offered a FUTURE LIFE beyond this life free
of suffering.
4.A community of faith (the church) where
all are EQUAL and all our LOVED.
5.The idea that every person is made IN THE
IMAGE OF GOD and has ultimate worth.
The real mark of a Christian is that you make it
EASIER for others to believe in God.
Proverbs 24:16 NIV
– for though a righteous man
falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked
are brought down by calamity.