As Christians, we're meant to grow up. Children are cute. Children are fun. Children are adorable. But, a child that doesn't grow up is a tragedy. You want babies, but you also want the babies to grow. If babies don't grow to full adulthood, something is terribly wrong. One of the biggest problems we have in the church today is what I call the "perpetual adolescence of the church" or the "perpetual immaturity of the church." We have people who are in the family of God, but they're not growing in the family of God. In this class, we will focus on four basic habits every Christian needs to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. You ask, "Why four?" Well, there are many more than this, and I could teach about dozens of spiritual habits. The great saints of history called them spiritual practices, spiritual devotions, or spiritual skills. I like to call them habits—the disciplines of Christian life that help us grow in character. Your character is the sum total of your habits. Unless you develop habits, you're not going to be who God wants you to be. This class will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits, what I consider to be the four basic habits because they have to do with your time, money, relationship to God, and relationship to others. If Jesus Christ is the Lord of these four areas, you're going to grow. As time goes on, you can learn other spiritual disciplines, habits, and practices, but we're going to focus on these four in this class. If you learn these habits and are somehow shipwrecked on a deserted island, you could keep growing in spiritual maturity the rest of your life just knowing these four disciplines!
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201 C.L.A.S.S. Discovering Spiritual Maturity
- Introduction to Spiritual Habits
- Word: How to Study the Bible
- Prayer: Talking to God
- How to Establish a Daily Quiet Time
- Tithing: Giving Back to God