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July 11, 2016

Formula for Personal Growth - James 1

Growing in Christ involves far more than just attending church, tithing, and listening to a sermon. In fact, many believers do these yet remain stagnant in their walk. There are two elements necessary for us to become more like Jesus: instruction and involvement.


The first of these, learning truth, is vital to a healthy walk with God. Our Savior proved the importance of instruction by devoting much of His time on earth to it. The apostle Paul is another example, as he wrote letters to educate Christians about godliness.


So how can we gain knowledge and understanding? One of the most important and effective ways is to read the Word of God. Scripture instructs us that just as newborns crave milk, we are to desire His Word so that we might grow. I pray your spiritual thirst will become insatiable.


Yet simply listening to the truth does not mean that we've acquired it. I know many people who love attending Bible studies and expanding their knowledge base, but their lives remain unchanged. Just as today's passage teaches, we have to apply the Word to our lives. Even so, actual growth requires more than merely inputting information. It requires action. James 2:26 states, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."


Are we careless hearers, deceived into thinking that we're growing? Or are we listening intently and abiding in the truth? If we're truly maturing, our lives will be increasingly Christlike, and our desires will align more closely with God's heart. Make sure that you are listening and responding to His truth.



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Upcoming Events


July 11, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house


July 15, 2016 - Wild Things Game at 7:05 PM


July 16, 2016 - Trustee's Meeting at 8:00 AM


July 17, 2016 - Deacon's Meeting at 8:00 AM


July 31, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


August 7, 2016 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner


August 21, 2016 - Church Outside at the Caldwell's at 11 AM. Carry-in lunch following service as well as games.


August 25, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church. Please read chapters 8-10.




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