May 26th, 2019
Christians, We must grow in God
Symptoms of lack of growth
-1 When I cannot tell my right from my left using the scriptures
-2 When I cannot commit to doing the word of God
-3 When every sermon or preaching is not checked against the scriptures
-4 When we cannot discipline ourselves to do God's instructions because it is hard
-5 When we cannot follow the instructions from God
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
As we grow, we must learn to deny our self indulgences
At that time a Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. He was an educated man from Alexandria. He knew the Scriptures very well. 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. He spoke with great power. He taught the truth about Jesus. But he only knew about John’s baptism. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Priscilla and Aquila heard him. So they invited him to their home. There they gave him a better understanding of the way of God.
My dear children, I am in pain for you like I was when we first met. I have pain like a woman giving birth. And my pain will continue until Christ makes you like himself.
I Peter 2:2
Like newborn babies, you should long for the pure milk of God’s word. It will help you grow up as believers.