"Before you can ever live out the gospel you have to internalize it."

January 24th, 2020

There are areas in all of our lives that we want to change, and that we know God wants to change.  In different seasons we pursue growth in different ways.  But, far too often, our pursuit of growth looks indistinguishable from the ways that those around us who don't know Christ pursue growth.  Christian growth is fundamentally different, however.  When we grow as Christians, what's taking place is more than just a change in habits or behaviors.  Christian growth is the natural result of the realities of heaven and eternity taking deeper root in our souls.  When heaven touches down, we don't just grow, we're transformed.

Application Questions:

  1. Looking at the lists provided in Colossians 3, what is one area that you need to grow the most in?
  2. What do you usually think of when you think of "spiritual growth"?  And how does that compare with the picture of eternity taking deeper root in your soul?
  3. What is one truth about God or the gospel that you need to be regularly reminded of this week?
  4. What are three practical things you can do this week to regularly set your mind on the things that are above?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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