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Going from “No” to “Grow”

Titus 2:11, 12 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,” Over 20 years ago Nancy Reagan … Continue reading

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Are You Fully Redeemed?

The story of Zaccheus is found in Luke 19:1-9. He was a rich tax collector, but he was also short; so he climbed a tree to see the Lord passing by. Jesus called him and invited Himself to Zaccheus’ house, … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MATURITY IS…

Over the past few weeks we’ve been considering growth, personal spiritual and corporate church. I’d like to wrap up this “binge” of articles on growth (at least for now) on a note of “outcomes” — what does spiritual maturity (mature … Continue reading

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From the Mouths of the “Unchurched”

Last week in this bulletin article we started considering how we might grow in numbers. We noted that we must start we “going”, the original command of the Lord and the proven best way. If we want to grow, we … Continue reading

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If We Go, They Will Come

In the last couple of months I’ve talked about some of the ways and means of spiritual growth. Certainly more can be said about this and probably will be over the course of this year (Lord willing). But another important … Continue reading

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The Pattern of God— The Pattern of Personal Growth, Part 1

Although we might not be initially inclined to think of spiritual growth as a pattern, there is a definite expectation in Scripture that that everyone who becomes a Christian will grow spiritually. Just as in the physical realm, when a … Continue reading

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Always ready to remind you — 2 Peter

The book of 2 Peter was written by the apostle Peter, probably toward the end of his life. His theme seems to be that he wanted to remind them of things that they already knew. Reminders are important for humans, … Continue reading

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