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Spiritual disciplines aid spiritual growth. God is the standard for spiritual growth. He supplies us with what we need for spiritual growth. We are to exercise spiritual discernment, spiritual discipline, and practice spiritual duties.
So much of parenting methods focus on behavior modification instead of heart transformation. The Bible makes it clear that the heart is producing the behavior we see in our kids. So, how do you do it? How do you address the heart of your child and get to the root issues in their life? In this sermon we'll look at secret #2 and focusing on your child's heart. This is the reality; if you miss your child's heart you'll have missed your child. If you get to their heart, you'll get their behavior thrown in.
Have you ever considered the parallels between physical fitness and spiritual health? The New Testament is full of them! Lace up with the crew at Jericho Ridge as we jump into a season of training for godliness.
The Olympic Games are crowning athletic champions, but God has called us to be spiritual champions. So far, we have considered the seriousness of our calling as Christians. We have also considered our opponent, the devil, that He is real, he seeks to devour, but that through Jesus he is destroyed. We consider a very clear call today from another text in the New Testament that uses athletic competition as the analogy to the Christian life. The Word of God exhorts us to “Run in such a way that you may win.”
We must learn to put on Christ like we put on clean cloths every day. Not for our salvation, but because of it. Not so we can have nice cloths, but because we have been given a brand new wardrobe.