Christians, We must grow in the word of God

A christian is not growing if the mind is not transformed.

Learn to forgive even when it hurts in the interim.

 

Romans 12:1-2

Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way. Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.

 

Mathew 18:21-22

 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

 

John 1:12

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

 

Situations will force you to question your relationship with God.

Beware of leaders you follow

 

Isaiah 3:12

Those who are young treat my people badly.

    Women rule over them.

My people, your leaders have taken you down the wrong path.

    They have turned you away from the right path.

 

 

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed
    because they do not know me.

“You priests have refused to obey me.
    So I will refuse to accept you as my priests.
You have not paid any attention to my law.
    So I will not let your children be my priests.

 

Know that we will not stand if we do not have the knowledge of God

 

You must grow and undergo changes

- Growth is NOT automatic

- You must be intentional and consistent

- Church size and wealth are not good indicator of growth

- You may be misunderstood and not be the favorite when you begin to align with God’s principles

 

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