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This Sunday / September 18th – GROW

Posted by on September 13, 2016

GROW – Obedient Follower

The O in GROW stands for Obedient Follower. A disciple seeks to follow the example of Jesus,
obey the commands and principles of Scripture, and respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

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Aspects of being an Obedient Follower
A disciple…
…lives in grace, knowing there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
…believes the Bible is accurate and true, communicated from God, the authority for who He is and how we should live.
…patterns one’s life in a purposeful and determined manner, according to the life and teachings of Jesus.
…submits to leaders who have authority over him/her.
…surrenders ownership of all goals, plans, relationships, expectations, possessions, and all other aspects of one’s life to Jesus.
…develops sincere, heart-felt, Christ-like character by dealing with sinful core beliefs and motives, resulting in healthy attitudes and godly behaviors.
…wages the internal battle for daily obedience by denying sinful, fleshly desires, listening to the Holy Spirit, and realizing that one is no longer in bondage to sin but is a new person in Christ.
…invests one’s material and immaterial resources joyfully and generously in God’s purposes on earth, resulting both in blessings now and rewards for eternity.
…guards oneself as the dwelling place of God, maintaining the biblical standards of purity of heart, mind, speech, and body.
…has weighed the cost of discipleship and has decided to follow Jesus and His teachings.
…endures inevitable opposition with patience and rejoicing.