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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality.

Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships.

The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”

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Aug 31, 2017

Episode 93 Growing up in Christ

Before a baby is born, all focus is on the birth date. But after the birthday, the attention shifts to growing up. It is the same in the spiritual. Our spiritual birthday is a wonderful day, but now we need to grow up. What is God’s way for this to take place? Growth (both physical and spiritual) takes time and effort. God has given us very clear instructions on how this is to take place. The majority of the New Testament is focused on this subject. In order to be successful, we must follow God’s way and not create our own way. He is perfect and has designed the perfect way for us to grow up and become full-grown mature sons and daughters, able to bear further responsibility in His kingdom both now and for eternity.  Today we look again at God’s plan and ways for our spiritual growth.

  • Christ
    • He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
    • It is Christ formed in us that is our hope of glory (Col. 1:27)
  • Family of God (provision)
    • The presence of God (2 Cor. 6:17-18)
    • God’s provision of grace-elders, ministers, each member (Eph. 4:7)
    • Fellowship (Eph. 3:9)
  • Essential elements to benefit
    • Life (I Peter 2:5)
    • Right relationships with God and one another (Eph. 4:25-32)
    • Teachable spirit (2 Tim. 2:1-2)
    • Obedience to God when light comes (James 1:21-25)
  • The goal
    • Christ formed in us (Gal. 4:19)
    • Changed into His likeness-maturity (2 Cor. 3:18)
    • A body to do His will (Heb. 10:5-7)
    • God all in all (I Cor. 15:28)

 Some additional resources regarding God’s plan in His family: