Growing in the Gospel: Spiritual Disciplines
Passage: Philippians 2:12-16a
Memory Verse for the Week: Philippians 2:12b-13 (ESV)
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Intro: What are Spiritual Disciplines?
WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION
How do we grow in our faith?
AN UNTENDED FAITH
What happens to our faith when we don’t tend to it?
THE ONE WHO WORKS
Why can we work with complete confidence? Why is growing inevitable?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Worship the LORD for working His salvation in us. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for uniting us with Christ and allowing us to experience, even now, a deep and full sense of His salvation in our lives.
2. How have you lived believing your spiritual growth was someone else’s responsibility (your pastor, parent, small group leader … etc.)? Confess your pride and disregard to Jesus and ask Him to work in you a deep desire to grow spiritually and develop spiritual disciplines.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for making himself nothing and providing the only means for our salvation. Worship Him for accomplishing a secure salvation that we can ever more deeply explore.
4. Who do you know that doesn’t take responsibility for their own spiritual growth? Pray for them, asking Holy Spirit to work into their heart a conviction and desire to grow closer to Jesus and pursue spiritual disciplines like prayer, Bible reading, meditation, worship, fellowship … etc.
5. Ask Holy Spirit to work into your heart a desire for your own spiritual growth. Pray that He would provide the means through people, resources and opportunities to develop spiritual disciplines, and pray that He would provide a community for you to grow spiritually and work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
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