“…In the unity of common faith, and knowledge of the Son of God, we arrive at real maturity-the measure of development which is meant by “the fullness of Christ.” Eph 4:13 (Ph)
Spiritual Maturity is being like Christ.
“For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him…should become like his Son…” Romans 8:29
How do I grow and become a disciple? Follow the guidelines below:
Time in God’s Word
“If you continue in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed. And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Reading the Bible is vital to the Christian life. As we read the Bible, we should search the Scriptures, comparing Scripture with Scripture. Also, set a goal to memorize Scripture and meditate on the Word of God. In our personal lives and with our families each day, we need to be reading the Word of God.
“If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it…in this way you become my disciples.” John 15:7-8
We believe that God hears and answers prayer. The greatest resource in the Christian life is [the matter of] prayer. Pray each day. Pray for loved ones. Pray for church leaders and their families. Pray for your church. Pray for our nation. Pray for the lost. Establish a prayer list. Pray.
“Love each other just as much as I love you. Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
You belong in God’s family with other believers to receive encouragement and accountability. Fellowship is a witness to the world. The Lord Jesus Christ deserves your faithfulness.
"None of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all of his possessions.” Luke 14:33
“The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.” Deut. 14:23
God's work is to be supported God's way. The Bible teaches that we should pay the tithe and give our offerings. Practice tithing as a conviction. Bring the Lord's tithe with you to church each Sunday. Support the ministries of the church with offerings. By faith give to worldwide missions. Support the Christian education endeavors of the church. We cannot out give God.
Growing in spiritual maturity is a process over time. As a church, we are here to help you through that process. Discovery 201 is a class dedicated to developing habits of discipleship. You will not only learn these good habits, but also how to develop them and keep them in your life! Contact the office
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