Getting Started on your Journey of Spiritual Growth
Being a true disciple means having a willingness to trust Him completely in all aspects of life from the highest highs to the lowest lows. It means we are not only willing to trust Him to provide for our salvation, but also for the future.
Are you being Obedient? Obedience is submitting to what God requires of us.
Let Jesus be your supreme example in all that you do.
What are we to do first in all situations? Is it to complain? Argue with one another? Be stressed? NO! We are called to pray...
Prayer is not just an exercise we do. Rather, it is the active communication we have with God; it is the most important act for us in any matter or...
What is Christianity all about?
The key we need to understand is this, sin entered in the world by one man that affected all people by Adam; but the grace of God, which justified us, comes in the world by one man/God. All of humanity deserved it, Christ did not; thus, yes it is unfair- to God, but not to us!
God does not reject us; rather, it is us who reject Him, He goes out of His way to give us the grace we do not deserve. He gives us His Way, even though we continue to fight against Him by hardening our hearts and rejecting His Truth and precepts.
We have to see the magnificent aspect of what Christ has done for us. We need to see the joy and the hope we are given. This is foundational to life and liberty.
It means from the Greek, "A Good Message" literally or more to the point "Good News" referring to a message of good tidings such as...
The Gospel simply put is "The Good News" of what Christ has done for you and me. This is the message and meaning of who and what Jesus is and has done.
Grace basically means an undeserved act of kindness. This is one of the most enduring actions of love that could ever be conceived.
How to Grow in the Faith
Is the power and love of God enduring in you? Is your Christian life having results to it? The word "therefore" is referring to the results, conclusions, or applications that are to be in our lives from the reasons given.
How can I develop quality time with our Lord so I can become a deeper and more mature Christian?
Thirty-one Days to Know God's Plan for Us. This plan is a general overview of God's encounter with humanity, our responses to Him, and how He gives us Hope, Salvation, and an Eternal Future.
This is an excellent Bible Reading plan to start out with, or use to refresh yourselves in Him. In just a few minutes a day for a month, you will be stronger in your faith and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
To know the Word and to live by it, you will need to take daily time to read the Bible. To develop a habit of Bible reading, it is best to have a consistent time and place.
Basic Apologetics on the Bible
How is the Bible different from any other book? Look at the evidence... If the Bible claims to be the Word of God it is a special book. This leads to a very personal question...What does it mean to you? · IT CLAIMS TO BE THE WORD OF GOD! · IT IS A BOOK FROM GOD . . . · It has unity ... in preservation... in content... in influence!
Whether you have personal questions about love, suffering, guilt, loneliness, success, God, the future, or the meaning of life, the Bible has answers. Consider these analogies. The Bible is a light... a mirror... spiritual food... a shield... a sword... a rock foundation... a counselor!
What are the answers to 10 tough questions I deal with in life? What are the ultimate issues we all struggle with? What are the serious issues related to God, you, and the meaning of life?
Jesus' life story was predicted and described centuries before His birth. No other person has influenced the history of the world as much as Jesus. Jesus lived in history! Jesus had unusual power! Jesus was more than an ordinary man! Jesus changed the lives of others and He can change yours too!
There are 5 main reasons why going to church is important.
There are, of course, many more than "three reasons to trust the Bible." Among these are textual unity, textual preservation, historical accuracy, scientific accuracy, prophetic accuracy, and its social and personal impact. But even the above three reasons are enough to show that the claims the Liberals and cults make against the Bible are unfounded!
What God desires us to be and to do
Make sure you have a godly disposition! Do people treat you unfairly? Have you ever wondered why? Well, we live in a fallen world, and we are all filled with sin. Sin affects our relationships and personality, the way we treat people, and the way they treat us.
Love will enable us to appreciate our brothers and sisters in the Lord, and, of course, our family and others around us.
Joy will allow us to enjoy my relationship with Christ, His creation, others, and our circumstances with an expression of delight and real, authentic happiness from and with harmony with God and others.
Peace is surrendering and yielding ourselves to the Lord to be in His control, for He is our ultimate peace!
Patience is showing tolerance and fortitude toward others, even accepting difficult situations from them, and God, without making demands or conditions.
Kindness is the medium through which Christ's love becomes tangible through us. It is practicing benevolence and a loving attitude towards others.
Goodness is the engagement of love! It displays integrity, honesty and compassion to others and allows us to do the right thing.
Faithfulness is the "gluing" fruit that will preserve our faith and the other characters of the Spirit and identify God's will so we can be dependable and trusting to God and others.
Gentleness is the character that will show calmness, personal care, tenderness and the Love of Christ in meeting the needs of others.
Self-Control is allowing God to be in control of your will and heart and seeking the Spirit to enable us.
Are you chasing your desires or our Lord?
In Acts the Bible tells us we need to be in relationships for our personal and spiritual growth. As Paul and the early Christians taught and received teaching "from house to house," we too must respond in our walk with Christ in each others homes (Acts 5:42; 20:20)!
Here are some key Accountability questions you can ask yourself and/or have a mentor ask you.
Remember we have over a thousand Curriculums, each of these steps can be modified; see our topical lists too...