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Do You Really Want to Grow Up?

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 stop growing when the price gets too high

– John Maxwell

Problems of Spiritual Immaturity

Immaturity leads to bad decision making
Immaturity is revealed by spiritual instability
Immaturity leads to bondage

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 5:11-14

We grow when we feed on God’s Word

Hear
Read
Study
Memorize
Meditate
Apply

Action Step: Commit to have a daily time with God for 40 days

We grow when we learn in different ways

We learn by listening
We learn by watching/ reading
We learn by talking
We learn by doing

We grow when we develop spiritual habits

What habits help us to grow?
Worship attendance
Small Groups
Daily time with God
Memorizing God’s Word

We grow when we help each other grow

Action Step: Commit to be part of a small group

We grow when we expect to grow

We grow when we commit to grow

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

Action Step: Make a covenant

Worship attendance
Join a small group
Daily spend time with God
Memorize one verse per week