Category Archives: Spiritual growth

Silence, Solitude, and Secrecy

Do we need renewed commitment to silence, solitude, and secrecy? Continue reading

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Who or what will be in control?

So much of life comes down to choices about who or what will be in control. Continue reading

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What does Spirit-filled mean?

Is being Spirit-filled something God does for us or we do in obedience to Him? Continue reading

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True followers of Jesus identified

Soul searching before God would be wise if your experience and character lacks this description. Continue reading

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An unnerving truth about heaven

Many of us want to say, “Only those who accept Jesus as Savior go to heaven.” Or, “Only those who believe in the gospel go to heaven.” These are not necessarily wrong statements, but they possibly conceal what Jesus revealed. Continue reading

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From God – not from us

We’ll run out of fuel for serving God if we forget this basic truth. Continue reading

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Buried or planted?

A perspective to challenge us in times when we feel unproductive or when we’ve been unfaithful.

An application of this distinction (Buried or Planted) could be made at the graveside of every believer in Christ. Continue reading

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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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