“It is time to grow up in our faith.”
"When you get your eyes off of yourself you will grow up in the Lord" - Pastor Bil Cornelius
Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross. I want to grow closer to you. Help me to mature from being a “baby” Christian to a fruitful disciple. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Then we will no longer be babies. We will not be tossed about like a ship that the waves carry one way and then another. We will not be influenced by every new teaching we hear from people who are trying to fool us... No! Speaking the truth with love, we will grow up in every way into Christ.
Ephesians 4:14-15 NCV
Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
John 12:26 NLT
The plan was that they would be with him, and he would send them out to proclaim the Word...
Mark 3:14a MSG
“If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.”
Luke 14:26 NLT
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ...You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”
Luke 14:29-30 NLT
“If you continue to obey my teaching, you are truly my followers. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:31-32 NLT
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There are no commands more important than these.
Mark 12:30-31 NLT
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24 NLT
Jesus called out to them and said, “Come and follow me, and I will transform you into men who catch people for God.”
Matthew 4:19 TPT
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20 NLT