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Made to Grow

Generous Great “GIVING”

This is what “generous giving” really means :     “John 3:16 ” For God So Loved … that He GAVE  His Only begotten Son…” As the saying goes you cannot love with giving.   11You will be enriched in every way to be generous on every occasion, and your giving through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12For this ministry of service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.… (2 Cor. 9:11-12) Romans 12:8 if it is encouraging, let…
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Made to Grow: Part VII. We grow through relationships.

Relationships are at the heart of being a follower of Jesus. They are part of God’s nature and human nature. Genesis 2:18 states “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God’s people have always been relational. Acts 2:42 states that the believers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” We come together to form one…
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Made to Grow Part VI. We grow through generosity.

We should not just give to be blessed and to receive more, for blessed are the poor as we learn in Luke 6:20. And the rich have already received their reward as mentioned in Luke 6:24. Our rewards are not always here on Earth, for the treasures on Earth will pass away. To be generous means that we give better and more than required. This is not just with our money and ambition, but also relationally. To be generous relationally…
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Transformation from the Inside Out

Being Christian is more than just getting our sins forgiven. It is about transformation – an ongoing process. John 3:16 states that we will have eternal life. Eternity does not just represent length of time, but also a full, high quality life (John 10:10). God calls us to love Him and our neighbor (Luke 10:27). We live a life the life that God intended us to live by training, as mentioned in 1 Timothy 4:7: “Have nothing to do with…
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Made to Grow: Part V

An examination of Mark 10:32-45 shows that Jesus’ followers wanted to be rulers. Their plans mattered to them above all else and they saw Jesus as a ticket to these things. However, Jesus shows us that we are not measured by how many serve us, but by how many we serve. We are all leaders. Leaders influence other people. Use your influence for good, for God. All leaders, no matter how small the role, are important. Leaders are called to…
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Made to Grow: Part IV

We were made to serve. Service helps us to grow by putting the needs of others before our own needs and desires. We benefit from helping others. We should also serve with a loving heart, not just out of obligation, because we are sons and daughters of God.
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Made to Grow: Part III

Prayer helps us to grow closer to God. Through prayer, we are in audience with God. Our life gets aligned with reality and God changes us. We have access to God anytime through prayer. Spontaneous prayer is good, but planned prayer is better.
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Made to Grow: Part II

Proper nourishment is essential for growth, which comes form the word of God. To make room for the Word, you must remove the bad and prioritize the good. You can develop a craving for God’s word.
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Made to Grow: Part I

You are new in Christ and are made to grow. Some growth comes (super) naturally. Most growth comes by cooperation with the Holy Spirit. Effort is encouraged, but earning is not.