Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
– James 1:13
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.
Hebrews 1: “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
The Greek term for drift means to slip or flow past or to glide by.
Stand firm then… Take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
– Ephesians 6:17
God’s salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation, offered as a free gift.
– Timothy Keller
The Bible is filled with examples of God saying ‘No’ to prayers.
Today starts the actual 40 Days Workbooks available for the campaign Small groups will be meeting starting this week Two key facts about prayer We are wired for prayer We aren’t very good at prayer Our frustrations about prayer flow out of our misconceptions of prayer Prayer Misconceptions Prayer is not a magic wand Prayer…
Why does spiritual growth matter? Spiritual growth is the pathway to maturity Spiritual growth leads to genuine change Spiritual growth gives us strength to face challenges Spiritual growth brings personal healing Spiritual growth develops a deeper relationship with God Spiritual growth makes us more like Jesus Key Question: Do you really want to grow? People…
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all of these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
Ephesians 2:10 Hebrews 11:1, 6 How do we make an impact? Pray for others – Challenge 5-4-5 Share encouragement with others Serve people when they are in need Give something of value to others We were made for significance 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared…