You can't be an effective witness to the power of Jesus to change a life if you've not been changed by Jesus. That's the basic idea of this message. Check out the outline and video of week 5 of this series that is moving our church.
Luke 6:40 “The student is not above the teacher, but
everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”
To become like Jesus is a process of training more than
into a Christ-like person is the natural consequence of following
Ephesians. 4:14-15 "We
are not meant to remain as children ... but to grow up in every way into
followers of Jesus want his comfort, but don’t want to change
because of it.
1. A commitment to the Word of God.
1 Peter 2:2 “Like newborn
babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your
2. A commitment to the people of God.
Hebrews 10:23-25 “ Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we
profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And
let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good
deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as
some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as
you see the Day approaching.”
growth will result in personal transformation and bringing people
John 15:5 “I am the
vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear
much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
ACTION: Recommit yourself to growing and to
picking up the keys to growth.
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