A Christ-Like Attitude

Step 2 – A Christ-Like Attitude

“Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.”  (Matthew 11:29)

A: Discovering the Truth

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It seems almost contradictory that the Creator of the universe, exhibiting the fullness of God, with everything under His power, would choose the role of a servant.  Knowing that everything was under His power He could have exercised that power.  Instead He set the example of a servant.  If He, the Master, prefers to serve, how can we, the servant, choose anything else?  Continue reading “A Christ-Like Attitude”

Desiring What God Desires

Step 1 – Desiring What God Desires

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) 

A: Discovering the Truth

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Many envision God as He appears to be depicted in the Old Testament as a God of wrath and judgment. In contrast, others tend to have an impression of God from the New Testament as one of compassion and grace. But God does not have Continue reading “Desiring What God Desires”

Got Spiritual Milk?

Got Milk

 

Got Spiritual Milk?
Building Strong Bodies Twelve Ways – It Does the Body Good
Crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may [continue to] grow in [the Body]. (1 Peter 2:2)
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive. (2 Peter 1:8)

It’s Saturday, time to change things up a bit, and take a weekend break from a “Dad’s Devotions,” which will resume on Monday. “Got Spiritual Milk” is an illustrated Bible study that I wrote about twelve years ago. As you may have guessed, the title is a take-off on a popular advertising campaign from several years back that promoted milk sales. While approximately 96 percent of U.S. consumers believed that milk was healthy, and that they should drink more, sales had long been in decline. The campaign was an effort to reverse that decline.

From this, the idea for this Bible study on Discipleship was born. While most Christians believe that spiritual disciplines (Bible study, prayer, church attendance) are important for growth in the “Body,” in many cases these disciplines are in decline.

Over the next several Saturdays, I will cover twelve (an interesting number, don’t you think) vital steps to Spiritual growth from that study (condensed a bit and minus the illustrations). I wrote the study for those Christians who want to reverse that decline in their own walk of faith. We begin, naturally, with the introduction. Please feel free to click and comment so we can all help each other grow in Christ.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from The Holy Bible,
New International Version (NIV). Copyright 1973, 1978 and 1984,
International Bible Society.

Introduction – Growing In The Body
To this you were called…that you should follow in His steps. (1 Peter 2:21)

A: Discovering the Truth – Daddy, Where Do Disciples Come From?

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To grow physically and learn the things in life that they need to know in order to get along, children initially rely upon others. At first Continue reading “Got Spiritual Milk?”