Grow (3 of 7) by Fred Lowery

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Grow (3 of 7)
Series: Renew - A Study in Hebrews
Dr. Fred Lowery
1 Corinthians 9:24-25; Heb. 5:11-6:3; Philippians 4:6; Romans 12:12;
Heb. 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:12-16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
January 29, 2012

You know just between us I'm really waiting on a phone call, that, from my brother, Charles, to tell me that he is the one with the PhD in psychology and he is going to take care of this thing with Mom for me. That call has not come yet but I would welcome that call.
We, at Christmas time, spent a couple of days in a place called Lost Pines over in Texas and the grandkids loved the place and it was beautiful weather and we got to do a lot of things outside. The big thing for them was the bicycles and all the grandkids except Ruthie riding bicycles and of course, I had the responsibility - Will wants me to stay close to him and he had me pushing him on all the hills and if I heard it one time, I heard it a thousand times, "Push me, Doc-Doc, push me!", and I spent a good bit of time trying to help him understand that if he didn't stop pedaling he could make the hill. They were not big hills at all but he would see the little rise coming and then he would stop pedaling and then holler, "Push me, Doc-Doc, push me!" And after doing that for a while I was trying to help him understand that if he would just keep pedaling he can make that hill and he was able to do it. In many ways the Christian life is like riding a bicycle. You have to pedal and pedaling keeps you upright and moving forward. If you stop pedaling anything can happen. And I think what happens to Christian is they get all fired up when they first get saved and that'll a few months or maybe even a few years and at some point they stop pedaling. The Christian life is all about movement. How many of you know that God didn't save you to sit, soak, and sour? You OK? You know that? It's movement. It's growing up in the faith and spiritual growth is not automatic. It is not easy. In fact, it's hard. You s ...

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