YOUR GROWTH is vital to the endurance of your faith journey. Is your growth stagnant or active?
We live in a dark and fallen world. There are powers and principalities working against the children of God. Though their power does not exceed the power of Jesus and His name, they do cause some to be led astray in the faith. We encourage you to find one or two people to meet with regularly and hold each other accountable in the growth of your relationship with the Lord. Our ministry calls this formation a RAP (Reality, Accountability, Prayer) group. When you meet together, you are transparent with one another about your reality, you boldly hold each other accountable, you commit to pray for one another, and together pray how the Spirit leads. Your relationship with the Lord will grow as you spend consistent time in prayer (praising, thanking, confessing, seeking& listening), worship and Bible study. The Holy Scriptures give us so much guidance to live by…
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Jesus Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. -2 Timothy 2:14-26
As you grow in your relationship with the Lord, may the fruit of His working radiate in your life! But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. –Galatians 5:22-23