LIFE ON MISSION--Grow

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.


LIFE ON MISSION—GROW

Luke 6:40  “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”

BIG IDEA:  To become like Jesus is a process of training more than trying.

WHY GROW?
Growing into a Christ-like person is the natural consequence of following Jesus.

Ephesians. 4:14-15  "We are not meant to remain as children ... but to grow up in every way into Christ...“

WHY DO SO MANY NOT GROW?
So many followers of Jesus want his comfort, but don’t want to change because of it.

KEYS TO GROWTH
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 salvation…”
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 = FRUITFULNESS
Spiritual growth will result in personal transformation and bringing people to Christ.

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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