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Title: Spiritual%20Growth


1
Spiritual Growth
  • What, Why How?

2
What is Man?
  • the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the
    ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath
    of life, and the man became a living being.
    Gen.27
  • Spirit
  • Soul
  • Body
  • Man grows Spiritually-Develops nature of God.

3
Areas in which Man can grow
  • Physical -Food Exercise
  • Intellectual -Education Learning
  • Spiritual -Spiritual Food Spiritual
    Exercise (Visible Invisible)
  • Ephesians 21 Men are dead in sin
  • For Growth Man has to be alive Spiritually-Born
    Again (John 33)
  • Hunger Thirst is needed.
  • Child Birth Process

4
5 Basic Senses
  • See
  • Hear
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Intellectual Senses-Learn Memorize, rationalize
    etc
  • Spiritual Senses-Love, Peace, Joy etc.

5
What is Spiritual Growth?
  • Gal. 419
  • My dear children, for whom I am again in the
    pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in
    you
  • We are still children
  • Spiritual growth is Christ within us growing or
    fully formed or developed. Becoming Christ like
    or attaining the stature and fullness of Him.

6
A. Becoming Christ Like
  • Put off the Old Man and to put on Christ.
  • We must decrease and Christ must increase.
  • In authority and power- Not just believe
    (Math101,Luke 1019,Mark1617-18,Acts 18)
  • In wisdom and knowledge- (Ps2514,John 832,
    Mathew 1311)
  • In character and Nature- (Romans 123)
  • In works and Deeds - Ex. Healing Power (Acts
    1038)

7
B. Becoming Sons of God
  • Jesus, Son of God became Son of Men so that son
    of Men could become Sons of God.
  • Spiritual Growth is the process through which the
    sons of Men become the sons of God.
  • By having father-son relationship with God.
  • By becoming the heirs of God.
  • By reigning and ruling with God.
  • By enjoying the fellowship with God.

8
C. Bearing the Fruits of Spirit
  • Gal. 522-23
  • Not fruit Not Christian No Growth
  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Long suffering
  • Gentleness
  • Goodness
  • Faith
  • Meekness
  • Temperance

9
D. Exercising the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • 1 Cor. 12 9 Gifts
  • Spiritual Growth- Spiritual mind, interested in
    Spiritual gifts
  • Word of Wisdom
  • Word of Knowledge
  • Faith
  • Gift of healing
  • Working of Miracles
  • Prophecy
  • Discerning the spirits
  • Diverse kinds of Tongues
  • Interpretation of Tongues

10
E. Doing the works of Christ
  • Not only for Apostles, Prophets etc.
  • I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me
    will do what I have been doing. He will do even
    greater things than these, because I am going to
    the Father. John 1412
  • Preaching the Gospel
  • Teaching the word of God
  • Healing the sick
  • Casting out the devils
  • Doing good works
  • Destroying the works of the devil
  • Extending the Kingdom of God
  • Doing the will of the father
  • Setting the captives free
  • Performing Miracles

11
F. Becoming Disciples of Christ
  • 1st Century- Christians were Disciples of Christ
  • Today Disciples out of Christians
  • Disciple- Learner, Apprentice, follower, one who
    imitates, Hero worships etc.
  • Discipleship is the process of training and
    developing young Christians into mature
    Christians.
  • 12 Evangelist -1,00,000 souls- 3 Monthsgt7.5
    yrs-36 million
  • 12 Disciples -1 Disciple - 3 Monthsgt7.5 yrs-6
    billion Disciples
  • Mature Christiansgt Not winning souls but make
    disciples

12
G. Becoming Fishers of Men
  • Not winning souls means not grown
  • One should be spiritually strong to influence
    others.
  • gtHow
  • Desire
  • Work
  • Training
  • Goal

13
H. Operating on the Supernatural Power of God
  • Spiritual which is unseen created all the
    physical things which can be seen.
  • Source-
  • Prayer
  • Fasting
  • Fasting
  • Praise
  • Name of Jesus
  • Blood of Jesus
  • Holy Spirit
  • Supernatural Life in Physical body

14
Why Should we grow Spiritually?
  • To fulfill Gods Plan and will.
  • To realize ones full Potential
  • To have Fulfillment in Life
  • To do works of Christ
  • To obey the commandments of God- Spiritual growth
    is not an option
  • To live a Supernatural Life
  • To Live an overcoming and a victorious life
  • To live a better physical and Intellectual Life
  • To fully utilize all the creative abilities
  • To reign and rule with Christ

15
How can we grow Spiritually?
  • Some grow but others Not
  • By getting Spiritual Food
  • By doing Spiritual Exercises
  • By getting trained by a Leader
  • By gaining greater knowledge of the Spiritual
    Qualities
  • By desiring Spiritual Growth
  • By Identifying the specific Areas of Growth
  • By making a decision to grow Spiritually
  • By believing in spiritual Growth
  • By following a definite Plan
  • By evaluating and controlling the Progress

16
Spiritual Growth Progression Chat
  • Salvation
  • Water Baptism
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • Church Membership
  • Tithing
  • Attending all church programs
  • Serving the church
  • Discipleship Training
  • Soul Brining
  • Being a good witness
  • Soul Winning
  • Bearing the fruit of Spirit
  • Doing the works of Christ
  • Leadership Training
  • Teaching Sunday class
  • Preaching and Counseling
  • Serving as an elder
  • Ministry Training
  • Preaching

17
Spiritual Growth Spiritual Dimensions
  • Love
  • Faith
  • Joy
  • Long suffering
  • Gentleness
  • Goodness
  • Faith
  • Meekness
  • Temperance
  • Forgiving
  • Giving
  • Sacrifice
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Meditation of the word of God
  • Knowledge of the word of God
  • Power of God
  • Wisdom of God
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