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Sermon About Spiritual Growth: Grow As An Individual

Sermon About Spiritual Growth: Grow As An Individual

Spiritual growth is an important part of life. It helps us become better people, and it also helps us connect with others in a meaningful way.

2 Pet. 1:5-10 – areas of growth

Based upon faith (v. 5)

Fruit of knowledge (v. 8)

Produced by reminding (v. 12)

1. Pray Daily.

Prayer is one of the easiest ways to grow spiritually. If you pray regularly, you will notice changes in your life. You will feel more connected to God, and you will begin to see things differently.


How might God prompt us to pray?

His word, the Holy Spirit, people we meet, obstacles, and opportunities to become stronger... just to name a few.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Maybe what happens to us is not just random but is God's (and the HS's) way of telling us to get to work.

Romans 8:26

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2. Read The Bible Every Day.

Spiritual growth includes

Knowledge, skills, wisdom, vision, character development

One of the best ways to grow spiritually is by reading the Bible every day. It is an amazing source of wisdom and guidance. Reading through the Bible helps us understand who God is and what he expects of his followers.

How do we get the milk of the word into us?

Hearing the word of God – coming to Church, radio, TV

Reading the word of God – opening your Bible, reg devotional time

Studying the word of God – Bible study, either personal or part of group

Takes more effort on your part than hearing or reading

Memorizing the word of God – retraining your brain in a certain way of

Thinking Ro12:2

Meditating on the word of God – devotional, chewing over the words and thinking deeply about the word Ps1:2 Jer15:16


The Word of God is important to believers J8:31-32 and Job 23:12, Psalm 119

It is sufficient for our growth Is 55:0-11, it is necessary Mt4:4

Essential ingredient of growth is the word of God


Spiritual Growth Is By The Word

Made Complete By The Word

2 Tim. 3:16-17 – Scriptures instruct us.


Sermon About Spiritual Growth: Grow As An Individual

3. Spend Time Alone with God.


Spending time alone with God will help you grow as a person. This is because when you spend time with God, you learn more about yourself and gain insight into your life.


Put off, put away E4:32 Co3:8

Clean sweep, things you used to ‘wear’, now you put them away, off, clean sweep.  What things

All malice – Greek word is ‘evil’, there are many forms of evil, all put off

All deceit – cunning, trickery, treachery, to catch with bait

Hypocrisy – pretense, say one thing believe and do something else, another

Envy – one man begrudges another something he himself desires but not possess

Sadness accompanied by the thought of anothers good, reject others prosperity


 
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