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An Essential Component of Growth To Christian Maturity

We don't acquire the characteristics of a mature disciple simply by gaining Bible knowledge. In order to grow to Christian maturity, we also have to spend time with people who are spiritually mature themselves, observing their life and having formative conversations with them on a regular basis....

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What Does It Mean To Be a Mature Christian?

Christian maturity is a lot more than Bible knowledge. It's about growing to resemble Jesus in five areas....

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The Anatomy of an Effective Prayer Life

I've always been challenged by John 15:7, in which Jesus states, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." If you're anything like me, you come across verses like this and you think to yourself, "Well, that must be true because it's in the Bible." But then you have trouble really believing it. I think for most of ...

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Christianity Is Not Something You Do by Yourself

In our Community Bible Study, we have been studying the book of Acts, and a consistent theme we encounter again and again is the practice of the early Christians of living in community with one another.They understood that Christianity isn't something you do by yourself. It's something you do in the context of loving community with fellow believers. For example, at the en...

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We're Always Worshipping Something

Human beings are worshippers by nature. That's who we are. It would be impossible for us to stop worshipping. The reason we do the things we do, desire the things we desire, and pursue the things we pursue is we are most fundamentally worshippers. God actually made us that way so we would be able to worship him. However, things get twisted around in our sinful hearts, and...

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