Velcroed For Growth by Larry Osborne

Velcroed For Growth
Dr. Larry Osborne
Hebrews 10:24-25

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPIRITUAL GROWTH:
Three Key Ingredients

1. The HOLY SPIRIT provides power and motivation.
Philippians 2:13

2. The BIBLE provides guidance and perspective.
2 Peter 1:2-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:105

3. OTHER CHRISTIANS provide support and accountability.
Hebrews 10:24-25

WHY THE 3rd INGREDIENT IS SO OFTEN IGNORED:

1. We’ve mistakenly assumed Christianity is mostly about me and God.
Matthew 22:36-40, Hebrews 10:24-25, John 13:34-35

2. We’ve confused going to church with being the church.
Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 14:26, 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

WHY THE 3rd INGREDIENT IS SO IMPORTANT:

1. We all live better when someone else is watching.
Hebrews 10:24-25, Ephesians 5:8-9

2. There are over 30 New Testament ‘‘one anothers’’ we’re supposed to do.
Ephesians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:9, Galatians 6:2, James 5:16

- Who am I ‘‘putting up’’ with?
- Who am I showing hospitality to?
- Whose burdens am I bearing?
- Who am I confessing my sins to?

3. If no one knows me - no one will help me.
Proverbs 27:17, Proverbs 12:1

- We all need support and accountability.

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

1. This weekend Larry mentioned that there are over 30 ‘‘one another’’ commands in the New Testame ...


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