Day #4 - Growing People Change

May 24, 2012

Here we go, day #4 in the Word together…(I Love My Church!)

#1 - Let’s think about the Apostle Paul for a second, the man who wrote most of the New Testament and is, other than JESUS, probably the most influential man when it comes to Christianity that has ever lived.  With that in mind read Philippians 3:1-14 and answer the following…

  • Was there a time in Paul’s life that he was more focused on what he was doing rather than who he was becoming (Philippians 3:1-6)?
  • Was Paul more dependent upon his works or Christ’s righteousness (Philippians 3:7-9)?
  • Was Paul content with where he was in his spiritual journey, did he think he had arrived and didn’t need to work on anything else (Philippians 3:10-14)?

#2 - David was considered to be a “man after God’s own heart,” with that in mind read Psalm 139:23-24 and begin to pray that very same prayer…WARNING, this can result in DRAMATIC LIFE CHANGE!!!

#3 - Read Colossians 3:1-2 & Hebrews 12:1-2 and with these Scriptures in mind ask yourself if you are making a practice of these patterns.

#4 - Read James 1:22 - do you do what this verse says?

#5 - Read Matthew 7:24-27 and ask yourself which person are you in the story.

#6 - Read I John 1:9 and James 5:16…with these Scriptures in mind is there anything (sin) you are holding onto that God is saying to let go of?  (Remember, God will not trust us with what is NEXT if we will not obey what He is telling us NOW!)

#7 - Read Mark 10:17-22, paying special attention to verse 21…with this in mind what do you think Jesus would tell you is the “one thing” you need to let go of?  (Why not do what James 1:22 says?)

AND…FYI…remember that Christianity is meeting Christ and then following Him one step at a time.  Here is our “Next Steps” page on our website at NewSpring Church with quite a few options that may point you in the right direction…I would encourage you to check it out.

THANKS to everyone who has taken the time to take this journey so far this week…we will have one more devotional tomorrow on our fifth core value here at NewSpring. Come back and join us!