Sermon Audio: Growing in Christ
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Acts 9:20-31
Size: 11.1 MB
Acts: Life In The Spirit
Growing in Christ
Every person who receives Jesus as their forgiver and leader needs to keep on growing in their faith.
I. A Growing Christian Always Seeks to Know Who Jesus Is (Acts 9:20)
Paul’s goal was to stay as close to Jesus as he possibly could.
II. A Growing Christian Embraces the Growth Process (Acts 9:22-23a)
All of the training Paul had received under Gamaliel and others was part of God’s plan to shape Paul into the person he became.
We are not all called to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, or pastor teachers. However, we are all called to be witnesses for Jesus.
III. A Growing Christian Learns How to Handle Conflict (Acts 9:23-26,29)
We may never face the intense hatred or fearful rejection that Paul faced, but we all will probably have to endure some form of opposition.
So, don’t let conflict or opposition become an offense that spreads throughout your life and into the lives of others.
IV. A Growing Christian Learns to Rely on Fellow Believers (Acts 9:25,30)
However, if we were to look more closely, we would see that Jesus used other believers in his life to minister to him and give him wise counsel.