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Title: Directions of Growth


1
Directions of Growth
2
Introduction
  • It is a natural process for living things to grow
  • An infant begins to grow at the point of
    conception
  • In Psalms 13 the writer compares man to a
    flourishing tree

3
Introduction
  • The tree grows in four directions
  • downward
  • upward
  • inward
  • outward

4
I. The Christian Must Grow Downward
  • The root system of a tree is very important
  • Withstands wind storms and draws in food

5
I. The Christian Must Grow Downward
  • We must have deep spiritual roots
  • Eph. 317
  • Col 27
  • Col. 123
  • Lk. 86, 13

6
II. The Christian Must Grow Upward
  • Many are concerned only with the physical life
  • They never look up!
  • We must look up to God in order to grow
    spiritually

7
II. The Christian Must Grow Upward
  • Heb. 121-2
  • As we are going upward, we are growing upward
  • Phil. 314
  • Phil. 320

8
III. Christians Must Grow Inward
  • Many fail to grow because they never truly change
    their hearts
  • Mt. 58
  • Proverbs 237
  • 2 Pet. 1 5-8

9
III. Christians Must Grow Inward
  • Ones outward life reflects what is inside
  • Mt. 516
  • If you are not getting stronger spiritually, it
    is because you are not growing inwardly.

10
IV. Christians Must Grow Outwardly
  • We are to bear spiritual fruit
  • Jn. 15 4-6
  • 1 Cor. 36-7
  • Let us look outward-to the lost, the needy, the
    discouraged, the wayward

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IV. Christians Must Grow Outwardly
  • Mt. 2819-20
  • Gal. 610
  • Gal. 61

12
Conclusion
  • 2 Pet. 318
  • We are to grow in a way which is pleasing to God
  • As we grow, the Kingdom of God will grow
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