Growing in Your christian walk!
Spiritual Christian Growth
Spiritual Growth. God promises to stay involved through the life-long process of spiritual growth. It's in the Bible, Philippians 1:6, NIV. "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus". Jesus is the source of spiritual growth
Do you want to Grow?
Then seek to become more acquainted with Jesus Christ. Study more and more, and strive to know more of the length and breadth and height of His love. Study Him in all His offices, as the Priest, the Physician, the Redeemer, the Advocate, the Friend, the Teacher, the Shepherd of His believing people. Study Him as one who not only died for you, but is also living for you at the right hand of God,—as one who not only shed His blood for you, but daily intercedes for you at the right hand of God,—as one who is soon coming again for you, and will stand once more on this earth. The believer who is thoroughly acquainted with the fullness of Jesus Christ, is the believer who travels from grace to glory with the greatest comfort and peace. I commend these things to your attention.
A Good Church
When you look for a church check to see that it has the following four things:
- 1. Sound biblical preaching that lifts up Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord and God.
- 2. Humble , godly and wise leadership. ("Red flag" attitudes include: greed, pride, moral looseness, and disrespect.)
- 3. The people of the church clearly love one another.
- 4. There is holiness and clear standards of right and wrong.
Loving the Church
Once you have found a good church (there are no perfect churches) stick with it despite the ups and downs. Churches are full of people like you who make mistakes, aren't quite perfect and say things they do not really mean. One day someone may say or do something that really hurts you. Stick with it then - don't get bitter towards all Christians because of a foolish one or two. Remember some people who attend church are not really born again. Some are still searching, some are pretending, but the vast majority are really nice people. Here are three things you should take to church each Sunday.
- 1. Your heart to be filled with the Spirit. Go with an open and expectant attitude and you will receive.
- 2. Your eyes and your hands - to watch for the needs of the people of God and meet them in practical ways.
- 3. Your mind - to hear, understand and think about God's word. Some Christians think that faith and their minds cannot mix. That is wrong. It is true that faith and a puffed up and arrogant mind cannot mix. But faith and an inquiring mind go hand in hand and create wisdom, knowledge grace and truth.
The more time you make for God - the less there will be for sin and self-defeat.
In particular pray for these things :
- Grace- God to be kind toward you and give you many undeserved favors and the power to resist sin.
- Mercy - for God to deliver you from the messes you get yourself into especially when we are ignorant/foolish.
- Peace - the integration of your life under the blessings of God so that sin has no foothold in you.
- Understanding - of what God has done for in Christ and the power over sin that is within you.
- Wisdom & Discernment - so you can apply your understanding to real life situations.
- To Be Filled With The Love of God - which takes over our hearts and makes thinking spiritual thoughts easy.
To Be Filled With The Spirit - and able to see and perceive the things of God so that we are bold and joyful.
If you are unsure about a church then talk to some wise Christians that you know and ask their opinion of it. Or contact us here and I will not favor one particular denomination over another but seek to give you sound principles and advice on a good local Church here.
More at Miscellaneous Topics here.
Spiritual Growth Topics
Abraham or the Obedience of Faith by F. B. Meyer here
Absolute Surrender - by Andrew Murray
"The Fruit of the Spirit is Love", Separated unto the Holy Ghost, Peter's Repentance, Impossible with Man - Possible with God, "O Wretched Man that I am", "Having Begun in the Spirit", Kept by the Power of God, "Ye are the Branches". here
A Biblical Basis of Missions (Your Mission as a Christian) by Avery T. Willis, Jr. here
A Daily Bible Method Reading of the Bible Done Successfully here
(Bible Reading Methods, Structures of the Bible, Best Translations to Use,Where to Start )
A Daily Morning & Evening Reading Devotional Plan from Jan to Dec here
A Day Study in Stewardship by Tim Keller here
A Divine Cordial by Thomas Watson here
A Holy Life The Beauty of Christianity by John Bunyan here
An Earnest Warning About Luke warmness by Charles H. Spurgeon here
An Encouragement for All to Trust in the Lord... by George Fox here
An Exhortation to the People of God not to be Discouraged by George Whitefield here
Are You Looking (Looking unto Jesus) by J. C. Ryle here
Assembling Together by Watchman Nee here
(Joining the Church, Laying on of Hands, Assembling Together, Various Meetings, The Lord's Day, Hymn Singing, Praise, The Breaking of Bread)
Assurance by J. C. Ryle here
A Treatise of Christian Love by Hugh Binning here
Be Content by J. C. Ryle here
Bible Reading by J. C. Ryle here
Can There be More Unity Among Churchmen by J. C. Ryle here
Characteristics of the Anointed Preacher When the Holy Ghost is Come by Samuel Logan Brengle here
Christ - Our Life by Ruth Paxson here
Christian Experience as Displayed in the Life & Writings of Paul by Thomas Reade here
Christianity is Not Religion by James A. Fowler here
Christian Fellowship the Church Member's Guide by John Angell James here
Christian Knowledge by Jonathan Edwards here
Christian Warfare by Charles G. Finney here
Christians, Temples of the Living God by George Whitefield here
Christ's Name Wonderful by Thomas Boston here
Clothed With The Spirit by Smith Wigglesworth here
Come Out and Be Ye Separate by J. C. Ryle here
Come Unto Me All Ye That Labour by Thomas Boston here
Discipleship by J. Arnold here
Directions on How to hear Sermons by George Whitefield here
Divine Healing by Andrew Murray here
Do All to the Glory of God by Watchman Nee here
(Marriage, Mating, Husband & Wife, Parenthood, Friendship, Recreation, Speech, Clothing & Eating, Managing Your Finances etc.)
Do Not Frustrate The Grace of God by Robert Traill here
Do Not Seek Righteousness by the Law by Robert Traill here
Do You Bury your Face in the Water? by Derek Prince here
Do You Realize How Valuable You Are? by Derek Prince here
Evangelism 101 Laying The Foundation by Matt Waymeyer here
Evening Thoughts Or Daily Walking With God by Octavius Winslow here
Ever Increasing Faith by Smith Wigglesworth here
(Have Faith in God, Deliverance to the Captives, The Power of the Name, Wilt Thou be made Whole?, I Am the Lord that Healeth Thee, Himself took our Infirmities, Our Risen Christ, Righteousness, The Words of This Life, Life in the Spirit, What It Means to be Full of the Spirit, The Bible Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Concerning Spiritual Gifts, The Word of Knowledge & Faith, Gifts of Healing & Miracles, The Gift of Prophecy, The Discerning of Spirits, The Gifts of Tongues)
Faith and Repentance Inseparable by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Faith Checkbook by Charles H Spurgeon here
Faith That Prevails by Smith Wigglesworth here
(God Given Faith, Like Precious Faith, Spiritual Power, Paul's Pentecost, Ye Shall Receive Power, Keeping the Vision, Present-Time Blessings)
Faith - What it is and What it Leads To by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Follow Me! by Derek Prince here
For Whom did Christ Die? by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Free to Worship #1 by Derek Prince here
Free to Worship #2 by Derek Prince here
From Grace To Glory Or Born Again by Octavius Winslow here
Fully After The Lord by Steve Flinchum here
Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson here
Grace And Truth by Octavius Winslow here
Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels by John Wesley here
His Life A Complete Story in the Words of the Four Gospels by Sydney Strong here
How Do You Know If You Are A Real Christian by Jonathan Edwards here
How God Guides by R. A. Torrey here
(God Guides by His Word, God Leads by His Spirit, God Guides Us by Enlightening Our Judgment, God May Guide by Visions and Dreams, God Guides by His Providence)
How to Respond to Testing by Derek Prince here
How to Study and Teach the Bible by Elmer L. Towns here
How To Study The Bible by R. A. Torrey here
(Introductory to Methods of Bible Study, Study of Individual Books, Topical Study, Biographical Study, Study of Types, Study of the Books of the Bible in the Order in the Bible and their Chronological Order, The Study of the Bible for Practical Usefulness in Dealing with Men, Fundamental Conditions of the Most Profitable Bible Study, Final Suggestions)
How To Study The Bible by Watchman Nee here
(Preparing the Person, Methods of Studying the Bible, etc.)
Human Nature in its Fourfold State by Thomas Boston here
Lights & Shadows Of Spiritual Life by Octavius Winslow here
Living Faith by Smith Wigglesworth here
God's Love to Fallen Man by John Wesley here
God's Word On Spiritual Warfare by Mark E. Hardgrove here
Great Privilege of Those that are Born of God by John Wesley here
Following Holiness Biblical Light on the Heavenly Way by Rosco Brong here
Form Or Heart by J. C. Ryle here
Happiness by J. C. Ryle here
Hardness of Heart by Charles G. Finney here
Have You Peace by J. C. Ryle here
Heaven by Dwight L. Moody here
Help for Your Sickness by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Helps to Intercession by Andrew Murray here
How God Guides by R. A. Torrey here
(God Guides by His Word, God Leads by His Spirit, God Guides Us by Enlightening Our Judgment, God May Guide by Visions and Dreams, God Guides by His Providence)
How May Ministers Best Win Souls by Robert Traill here
(1. Take Heed unto Thyself, Would You be a Saved and Successful Minister? 2. The Saving of Souls and Advice about the Means, 3. You that are Ministers Suffer a Word of Exhortation)
How To Be Inexpressibly Happy by R. A. Torrey here
How to get the Most From Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson here
How To Pray by R. A. Torrey here
(The Importance of Prayer, Praying Unto God, Obeying & Praying, Praying in the Spirit, Always Praying & Not Fainting, Abiding in Christ, Praying with Thanksgiving, Hindrances to Prayer, When to Pray, The Need of a General Revival, The Place of Prayer Before & During Revivals)
How to Pray for the Lost here
How to Pray so as to get What You Ask by R. A. Torrey here
(To God, With Intense Earnestness, The Church, For Him)
How to Work for Christ Volume 1 Personal Work by R. A. Torrey here
How to Work for Christ Volume 2 Methods of Christian Walk by R. A. Torrey here
How to Work for Christ Volume 3 Preaching & Teaching the Word of God by R. A. Torrey here
(How to Prepare a Sermon, Preparation & Delivery of Bible Readings, Illustrations & Their Use, Teaching the Bible, Textual Sermons in Outline, Topical Sermons in Outline, Expository Sermons & Bible Readings in Outline
Immeasurable Love by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Important Question by John Wesley here
Infallible Word by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Intercessory Prayer by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Is Conversion Necessary by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Is Thy Heart Right by J. C. Ryle here
Is It Real by J. C. Ryle here
Jewels from James by John Angell James here
Judgment Begins at God's House by Derek Prince here
Justification by Leon O. Poole here
Law and Grace by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Letters To A New Convert by Jonathan Edwards here
Life On The Highest Plane - Volume 1 - The Person & Work of Christ by Ruth Paxson here
Life On The Highest Pane - Volume 2 - The Relation Between Christ & the Christian by Ruth Paxson here
Life On The Highest Plane - Volume 3 - The Believer's Response to the Holy Spirit's In working by Ruth Paxson here
Like Christ by Andrew Murray here
Living Under God's Law: Christian Ethics here
Love Builds Up by Rosco Brong here
(Love Builds Up, Are You going to Heaven, Wages of Sin-Death, Repent & Believe the Gospel, Have You Counted the Cost, Evidences of the New Birth, Heirs of the Kingdom, Justified from All Things, This is Everlasting Life, Walking with God, Spiritual Blessings, Spiritual Sacrifices, etc.)
Love to the Uttermost by F. B. Meyer here
Looking Unto Jesus by J. C. Ryle here
Man's Chief End is to Glorify God by Thomas Watson here
Man's Ruin - God's Redemption by L. R. Shelton here
Marriage by Leon O. Poole here
Mercy by Leon O. Poole here
Minor Prophets by Timothy Tow here
Morning and Evening Devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Mystic Union Between Christ & the Saints by Thomas Watson here
No Condemnation In Christ Jesus by Octavius Winslow here
Not I But Christ by Watchman Nee here
(If Any Man Sin, Restore Your Brother, The Believer's Reaction, The Will of God, etc. )
Old Things by Leon O. Poole here
On Visiting The Sick - Matthew 25:36 by John Wesley here
On Zeal - Galatians 4:18 by John Wesley here
Our Daily Walk by F. B. Meyers here
Our God by Octavius Winslow here
(The God of Love, The God of Hope, The God of Patience, The God of Comfort, The God of Bethel, The God of Grace, The God of Holiness, The God of Peace, The God of Light, This God is our God)
Outline of Systematic Theology by Greg Bahnsen here
Personal Declension & Revival of Religion in the Soul by Octavius Winslow here
Poor In Spirit by Thomas Watson here
Preparing to Reign with Christ by Derek Prince here
Principles of Biblical Interpretation by R. A. Torrey here
Putting an End to Worship Wars by Elmer Towns here
Satan's Devices - 2 Corinthians 2:11 by John Wesley here
Scriptural Christianity - Acts 4:31 by John Wesley here
Seek Ye First by Leon O. Poole here
Self-Denial - Luke 9:23 by John Wesley here
Self-Effacing Servant by Derek Prince here
Self-Exertion by J. C. Ryle here
Self Righteousness by J. C. Ryle here
“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican"
Settled in the Faith by Thomas Watson here
Signs Of The Times - Matthew 16:3 by John Wesley here
Sonship by Smith Wigglesworth here
Soul Heights and Soul Depths by Octavius Winslow here
(Soul Depths, Prayer Out of Soul Depths, Contrition and Confession. Forgiveness and Fear, Waiting and Watching, Watching for the Morning, Hoping in the Lord, Final and Full Redemption,Soul Heights)
Spirit - Union Soul - Rest by James A. Fowler here
Spiritual Exercises of the Heart by Thomas Reade here
Spiritual or Soulish by Derek Prince here
Spiritual Worship - 1John 5:20 by John Wesley here
Taking God Seriously by Derek Prince here
Teach Us To Pray by Andrew Murray here
Thankfulness for Mercies Received by George Whitefield here
The Absence of the Sense of Sin in Present-Day Religion by Rev. J. S. Sinclair here
The Acceptable Sacrifice or The Excellency of a Broken Heart by John Bunyan here
(showing the Nature, Signs, and Proper Effects of A Contrite Spirit)
The Beauties of Boston by Thomas Boston here
The Believer's Companion in Solitude by Thomas Reade here
The Blood of Jesus by William Reid here
The Body of Christ: A Reality by Watchman Nee here
The Breaking of the Outer Man & the Release of the Spirit by Watchman Nee here
The Christian Professor by John Angell James here
The Compassion of Christ to Weak Believers by Samuel Davies here
The Complete and Symmetrical Life, and How to Attain to It by R. A. Torrey here
The Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston here
The Danger of Luke warmness in Religion by Samuel Davies here
The Day of Golden Opportunity by R. A. Torrey here
The Deeper Christian Life by Andrew Murray here
Daily Fellowship With God, Privilege and Experience, Carnal or Spiritual ?, Out of and Into, The Blessing Secured, The Presence of Christ, A Word to Workers, Consecration.
The Delusion of Independence by Derek Prince here
The Error of Balaam by Derek Prince here
The Foot Of The Cross by Octavius Winslow here
(Nearness to the Cross, A Sight of Sin & a Sight of Jesus, Faith at the Foot of the Cross, Love at the Foot of the Cross, Prayer at the Foot of the Cross, Forgiveness of Sin at the Foot of the Cross, The Conviction of Truth Beneath the Cross, A life-look at the Foot of the Cross, Bearing the Cross, The Solitude of the Cross, The Believer Crucified, The Repose of the Cross, The Cross of Christ the Christian's Weapon, Christ Crucified the Center of Christian Union)
The Fountain of Life Opened Up by John Flavel here
(or A Display of Christ in his Essential & Mediatorial Glory - 42 Sermons by John Flavel)
The Fullness Of Christ by Octavius Winslow here
The Glory Of The Redeemer by Octavius Winslow here
(The Redeemer, the Revelation of the Father's Glory, The Typical Glory of the Redeemer, The Prophetical Glory of the Redeemer, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Humiliation, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Resurrection, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Ascension & Exaltation, The Glory of the Redeemer in His People, The Holy Spirit Glorifying the Redeemer, The Glory of the Redeemer in His Second Coming)
The Good Confession by Watchman Nee here
(Public Confession, Separated From the World, The Elimination of Distinctions, Witnessing, How to Lead People to Christ, Household Salvation, etc.)
The Lord's Prayer by Thomas Watson here
The Hardest Test of All by Derek Prince here
The Holy Spirit, An Experimental & Practical View by Octavius Winslow here
(The Soul Before Conversion, The Soul After Conversion, The Believer a Temple, The Necessity & the Nature of True Holiness, The Believer an Epistle, Jesus the True God, & His Work All-sufficient, The Believer Drawing Near to God, The Broken Heart Bound Up)
The Importance of Personal Soul Winning R. A. Torrey here
The Inner Life by Octavius Winslow here
The Lord My Portion or Daily Need Divinely Supplied by Octavius Winslow here
The Lord's Prayer, Its Spirit & Its Teaching by Octavius Winslow here
The Lord's Table by Andrew Murray here
The Man of God by Octavius Winslow here
The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray here
The Ministry of Home by Octavius Winslow here
(The Christian Family, The Desire to See Jesus, The Heart Opened, The Lord's Time of Love, Christ Not Hidden, The Woman that Left Her Water pot, The Power of the Tongue, The Gift of Suffering, The Bereaved Home, The Influence of Companionship, Gracious Surprisals, etc.)
The Ministry of the Flaming Sword by Smith Wigglesworth here
The Morning Without Clouds by J. C. Ryle here
The Nature of Looking to Christ Opened & Explained by Samuel Davies here
The Necessity & Excellence of Family Religion by Samuel Davies here
The New Life by Andrew Murray here
The Nightingale Song Of David by Octavius Winslow here
(Christ the Shepherd, Green Pastures, Still Waters, The Restored Sheep, The Valley, The Rod & The Staff, The Banquet, The Anointing, The overflowing Cup, Heaven, At Last and Forever, Hell, At Last and Forever)
The Place Of Prayer In Evangelism by R. A. Torrey here
The Power of the Blood of Christ by R. A. Torrey here
The Power of the Holy Spirit by R. A. Torrey here
The Precious Things Of God by Octavius Winslow here
(The Preciousness of Christ, the Preciousness of Faith, The Preciousness of Trial, The Preciousness of God's Thoughts, The Preciousness of the Divine Promises, The Preciousness of Christ's Blood, The Precious Anointing, The Preciousness of God's Children, The Preciousness of God's Word, The Preciousness of Prayer, The Preciousness of Christ's Sympathy With Our Infirmities, The Death of the Saints Precious)
The Purpose of Testing by Derek Prince here
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs here
The Secret of Abiding Peace by R. A. Torrey here
(What it is to Walk With God, The Results of Walking With God, Enter into a Walk with God)
The Secret of Blessedness in Heart, Beauty in Character, Fruitfulness in Service & Prosperity in Everything by R. A. Torrey here
(The Three Things We Must Not Do, The Two Things Which We Must Do, The Result)
The Secret Place by Smith Wigglesworth here
The Sinfulness of Man's Natural State by Thomas Boston here
The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee here
(Spirit, Soul & Body, The Flesh, The Soul, The Spirit, Walking After The Spirit, etc.)
The Spiritual Man Vol 1 by Watchman Nee here
(An Introduction Concerning The Spirit, The Soul & The Body, The Flesh, The Soul, etc.)
The Spiritual Man Vol 2 by Watchman Nee here
(The Spirit,The Analysis of the Spirit-The Intuition ...., Walking According to the Spirit, etc.)
The Spiritual Man Vol 3 by Watchman Nee here
(The Analysis of the Soul-The Mind, The Analysis of the Soul-Will, The Body,etc.)
The Strait Way to Heaven by William Dyer here
The Success of the Ministry of the Gospel, Owing to a Divine Influence by Samuel Davies here
The Sunday School Teacher's Guide by John Angell James here
The Sympathy of Christ by Octavius Winslow here
The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson here
The Tree Of Life by Octavius Winslow here
(The Shadow of Christ, Truths Learned at Bethlehem, Be Not Afraid, Christ Washing His Disciples Feet, The Service of Love, Patience in Suffering, Help and Salvation in Christ, etc.)
The True Christian by John Angell James here
The True Gospel of Christianity versus the False Gospel of Carnal Christianity
by L. R. Shelton here
The True Vine by Andrew Murray here
The Way Into the Holiest by F. B. Meyer here
The Word of Knowledge And Faith by Smith Wigglesworth here
The Young Man Leaving Home by John Angell James here
Till He Come - Communion Meditations and Addresses by Charles H. Spurgeon here
Titles of Christ by Octavius Winslow here
(Christ - Emmanuel, Christ - the Wonderful, Christ - the Counselor, Christ - the Mighty God, Christ - the Everlasting Father, Christ - the Prince of Peace, Christ - a Man of Sorrow, Christ - the Resurrection and the Life, Christ - Our Righteousness, Christ - the Alpha and Omega)
To All Sorts of People in Christendom by George Fox here
To Please My Father by Derek Prince here
Victory by J. C. Ryle here
Way Of The Kingdom - Mark 1:15 by John Wesley here
What it Means to be Full of the Holy Ghost by Smith Wigglesworth here
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