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.
We grow when we feed on God’s Word
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?
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.
Action Step: Make a covenant
Join a small group
Daily spend time with God
Memorize one verse per week