Growing in 2016

Sermon Notes from Sunday, January 3, 2015 AM Service at KCOG
2 Peter 3:17–18 (NKJV)
17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

Growing in the Lord (Loving God)
Building the Roots and the Trunk of the Tree

Ephesians 4:14–15 (NKJV)
14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—

Grow Together (Loving One Another)
Expanding the Branches

Psalm 1:1–3 (NKJV)
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

Grow in Fruitfulness (Loving Souls)
Producing Fruit

Spiritual Growth

Depth of…
Walk With God
Knowledge of the Word
Practice of Spiritual Disciplines
Self-Awareness Coupled with God’s Presence
In Touch with the Holy Spirit
Walking in the Spirit

Relationship Growth

Loving Family
Loving Your Spouse
Loving Your Children
Loving Your Parents
Loving Church Family
Loving Friends

Prosperity Growth

Financial Growth
Increased Commitment to Tithing and Giving
More Flow Through KCOG to the Community
Numerical Growth
Greater Attendance in Worship
Greater Attendance in Sunday School, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Prayer Meeting, Men’s Fellowship, Young at Heart, etc.

Evangelistic Growth

Holy Spirit Baptism
Spiritual Maturity and Discipleship

Mary, Mary, How Will Your Garden Grow?

A Deeper Knowledge of God and His Word (Prayer and Bible Reading)
A Stronger Connection with God’s People and His Church (Worship and Fellowship)
A Passionate Desire to Win the Lost (Evangelism and Witness/Testimony)

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