Category Archives: Spiritual growth

14 spiritual disciplines

“Train yourself to be godly”(1 Timothy 4:7). What does your training plan include? See 7 disciplines of abstinence and 7 disciplines of activity. Continue reading

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How does God bring us to maturity?

Use this for a small group series or a sermon series. Seven primary resources for spiritual maturity. Continue reading

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7 daily exercises for a spiritual workout

Straightforward plan for spiritual fitness. Continue reading

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Turn with me to the God who restores

We all need times of refreshment and restoration. It’s easy to become depleted or diminished. Continue reading

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We admitted we were powerless

Perhaps we struggle so much with wrong desires because we need to become captured by stronger desires. I think of… Continue reading

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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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The human need for change

Politics, culture, and the role of law are agents of change but these means offer limited solutions to our problems. We have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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10 marks of immature Christians

A helpful list of 10 things that expose immature Christians. Continue reading

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Why does it feel so hard to live for God?

How are you doing? Feeling exhausted and weak? Helpless? Maybe hopeless?
You are in a good place for seeing … Continue reading

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Five life-controlling perspectives

Perspective is a key word when it comes to the quality of life. It’s also something important to God’s will for our lives. One of the primary practical functions of Scripture is the way it shapes our perspective. Continue reading

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