Sermons on Spiritual Growth
•They sharpen you for the fight— •Cause you to: Consider… The implications of your actions upon the FUTURE. Proverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens another.
Isaiah 55:10-11 10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,And do not return there without watering the earthAnd making it bear and sprout,And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;It will not return to Me empty,Without accomplishing what I desire,And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” 34 Become sober-minded [a]as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
•THE IKEA BIBLE • •Some view the Bible as an impossible mission. •Hard to read. •Hard to learn. •Too many facts. •Strange people. •Old customs. •Beyond them. 1 Peter 1:10-11 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 [a]seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories [b]to follow.
A New Year. What will it bring? Much goodness I pray. A time of testing? Opportunities for growth? Refocus… Romans 8:28 28 And we know that [a]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
How many Christians…? •Will have forgotten about 2021’s RESOLUTIONS? •What happened to: •That Bible reading plan? •That better eating plan? •That exercise programme? •Clearing away the clutter? •Be nicer to everyone? If the Lord wills …What are your plans for 2022???? James 4:15 15 [a]Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”
What if we began to treat our Bibles the way we treat our cellphones?Take it everywhere.Go back if we forget it.Check it for messages all the time.Use it in case there is an emergency.Spent hours in it every day.IS THE BIBLE FACT OR FICTION !!! Deuteronomy 6:6-7 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when…
What on Earth is Sanctification? It is sort of like the old fellow who was a drinker, a carouser, a liar and a user, but was soundly converted and he characterized his progress by saying, “I ain’t what I oughter be – and I ain’t what I’m gonner be – but thank the Lord I ain’t what I useter be neither!” Hebrews 10:10 10 By [a]this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
•Redeemed us. •From every lawless deed. •Purify for Himself. •A people for His own possession—Peculiar (KJV). •Zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:14 14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.