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September 8th, 2007

Spiritual Toolbox (3)

The Christian life is not a solo flight. God calls us into a vertical relationship with Himself and a horizontal relationship with other believers and then the lost world. An isolated believer is a disconnected believer. To reach your full redemptive potential requires embracing our next habit from our spiritual toolbox. 

Habit #3:  A vital connection to other growing believers

Upon the transaction of turning your life over to Jesus Christ, you were adopted into God’s family. Now that you are connected to God through Christ, it is time to connect with other growing believers. One of the most effective environments for connecting with other growing believers is through Sunday School. This environment is a small group Bible study fellowship with people your age and life stage. It creates the opportunities to do life with one another. 

  • “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 (NIV)
  • “Live in harmony with one another.” Romans 12:16 (NIV)
  • “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7 (NIV)
  • “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Eph 4:2 (NIV)
  • “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Eph 4:32 (NIV)
  • “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thess 5:11 (NIV)
  • “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Heb 10:24 (NIV)
  • “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Heb 10:25 (NIV)

Are you connected to other growing believers? If not, why not? Pray right now and make a commitment before to the Lord to get connected this Sunday.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Spiritual Toolbox (3).
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