Tag Archives: Spiritual growth

Passing the Test

September 13 Passing the Test Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 104:1-9 | Isaiah 12:1-14:32 | 2 Corinthians 13:1-14 | Proverbs 23:9-11  Today’s Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 13 “Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along … Continue reading

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Sing a New Song

Do you like to sing new songs? The Psalmist did. I do too. It’s not that there aren’t great old familiar songs to sing—and there is a place for that too. But, we dare not get stuck in a rut. Continue reading

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Nursery Duty

Spiritual infancy is not a matter of age—it’s a matter of maturity (the lack of it). It is quite possible to grow old in the Lord without growing up in the Lord. Continue reading

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Messy Growth

The church in the book of Acts was growing in numbers, in faith, and in problems. Sometimes when we think of the church in Acts we forget that growth is often a difficult and messy process. Continue reading

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Fertile Soil

Is God’s word growing and producing a bountiful harvest of righteousness in you? What is the condition of the soil of your heart? Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit

Jesus parable reminds us that there are many obstacles to our spiritual growth. God’s word given to us does not always produce a bumper crop. Sometimes the word is stolen. Sometimes because of “rocky soil,” the word gets started quickly but withers. Sometimes the thorns choke the word so that it does not bear grain. Continue reading

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Growing Up or Growing Old

I’ve heard it said that “Some people grow up in the Lord, others just grow old in the Lord. ”Unfortunately sometimes this is the case. There is a big difference between “growing up” and “just growing old” in the Lord. Continue reading

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Nursery Duty (Aug 6)

It’s not terribly surprising that a consumer culture produces so many spoiled spiritual babes, but it is sad. Growing up requires taking up the cross and dying to our selfish immaturity, moving beyond our comfort zone and our need to always have it our way. Continue reading

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Growing Up or Growing Old?

I’ve heard it said that “Some people grow up in the Lord, others just grow old in the Lord. ”Unfortunately sometimes this is the case. There is a big difference between “growing up” and “just growing old” in the Lord. Growth and maturity require more than years of “pew time,” they require years of diligent learning, application and obedience. Continue reading

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Christ Formed in You (Sept 18)

Open your heart to Jesus today, enjoy his presence and allow him the freedom to bring life abundant—life lived to the full. There you will find freedom and joy. There you will be formed more and more into the likeness of Jesus. Continue reading

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