At the time of the Apostle Paul, Colossae, present-day Turkey, was a hotbed of exotic spiritual pursuits. Some groups rejected Christ while others said believers needed Christ plus additional external influences to grow spirtually. Paul reminds the Church of their elevated status in Christ that stands far above these man-made influences. The message notes (transcript) are a great tool to help you engage with the teaching; download it to follow along with us.
Sound doctrine frees believers to reach their full potential in Christ. False teachers were trying to make GOD small to the believers in Colossae. The Apostle Paul reminds them and us, through the sound doctrine of Scripture, just how big GOD really is and what that means to our spiritual growth. Listen for the critical queestion we recommend to every believer as a 'next step' that will really accelerate your spiritual growth. Download the message notes (transcript) to follow with us.
Relationships are where our faith is lived out. GOD uses all kinds of relationships; the healthy ones and the not so healthly ones to help us grow in our faith. Relationships aren't an obstacle to faith; they're the place where faith can grow.
Spiritual growth is not just a matter of the heart but also a transformation of the mind. GOD's word, the Bible is an incredible resource for spiritual growth. By reading and through strategic study, believers can “set our minds” on the things of GOD and grow in our faith. Maybe it’s time to dig into your Bible and experience a whole new level of spiritual growth.
Is your prayer life a little dry? Does the thought of serving in the Kingdom make you cringe? Maybe it's because you've separated the two. Prayer and service go hand in hand; you can't separate them. They're two sides of the same coin. This last part of our series looks at how prayer should lead us to service and service drive us to pray in growing our faith. Download the message notes (transcript) to follow along.