OUTLINE & VIDEO // Lesson 7: Conditions for Growing Strong in Jesus

Teaching:

  • 1 Corinthians 3:6 – God alone brings growth // but we have parts to play
  • Acts 2:37-47
    • 2:37-41 – To begin with Christ:
      1. repent/believe (Jesus & The Gospel), 
      2. be baptized, 
      3. have the Holy Spirit
    • 2:42 – To continue growing in Christ, devote yourselves to:
      1. Bible study (“the apostles’ teaching”)
        • Obeying // sharing with others (see Ezra 7:10)
      2. Fellowship (including shared meals)
      3. Prayer (“prayers”)  
  • All 3 are probably recorded here as (mainly) corporate activities   
  • 2:43-47 – Resulting in:
    1. Awe
    2. Signs and wonders
    3. Unity
    4. Charity
    5. Gratitude
    6. Generosity
    7. Praise
    8. Admiration from outsiders
    9. Daily conversions

Recommended Action

  1. Read Scripture.
  2. Train someone else in it.
  3. Together, ask God how you’re doing in:
    • Bible Study
    • Fellowship
    • Prayer
  4. Then, ask God what steps you can take to improve this.
  • (Note: we will discuss these 3 elements further in the remaining lessons)

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