Growing More & More Like Him

Growing More & More Like Him

Spiritual Growth: Social Dimension

1 Peter 4:7-11 The fifth and final part of this series on spiritual formation is our social development. God Himself in His being is three persons in one God. When He created man in His image, He included social relationships. If our marriages, family relationships, and interactions at church are Christ-centered, we will be growing socially in a God-honoring way. 1 John 3:2-3 speaks about the ultimate face-to-face encounter when we see Jesus face-to-face. Our social growth now should be…

God Empowers Our Will

Colossians 3:12-17 Our will allows us to not be controlled by the things we think are out of our control. And that includes our character traits. We have a tendency to say, “I’m not a patient person.” Or “I can’t have compassion for them. It’s not in my nature.” But Paul is saying we can put on these character traits! And he gives us a great reason why: God’s will is working in tandem with our will. Just knowing that…

The Body and Spiritual Formation

1 Corinthians 6:9-20 Our bodies are the means God has designed for us to interact with the world and express our full humanity in it. Their ultimate purpose is to display the glory of God. God wants us to see our bodies as allies as we grow in Christlikeness. Our motivation is the saving work of Jesus. We are called to offer them as a “living sacrifice” for the glory of God.
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