The right habits create an Atomic Life few get to enjoy!
Spiritual growth should be habit forming, and time with God should be habitual. No matter where you are in your own spiritual journey, we believe this series will help you see some of the basic building blocks to better help you understand how to find a working formula for growing in your spiritual life.
Spiritual growth is hard. Why is it so hard to develop holy habits or ANY habits?
Primary Scriptures: Ephesians 5:15-18, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Hebrews 5:11-14
- Read Ephesians 5:15-18. Take a moment to reflect. Are you putting God before any other priority? What distractions could the enemy be placing in your life right now to inhibit your spiritual growth?
- Read 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and Hebrews 5:11-14. Your habits shape your life. What habits have you developed that are growing you in your journey with God? What habits do you need to change in order to grow closer with Him?
- Is there someone in your life that you can walk beside as they are beginning their own spiritual journey?
- Are you burdened and sharing the Real Love (the gospel) with the people in your life?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Hebrews 5:11-14 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.
Reread 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and Hebrews 5: 11-14. There is no such thing as static Christianity. You are either growing closer to God or colder to Him. It is easy to get stuck in the status quo style of Christianity. Spiritual growth should be continuous. There is no finish line when pursuing our relationship with God. Discuss ways that you can hold one another accountable for forming habits that lead to continuous spiritual growth.
Engage the World Around Us
Engaging at Faith Promise: Ask God to show you one person at FP this week that He wants you to walk with as you both begin forming or maintaining habits that lead to spiritual growth.
Engaging in Community and the World: Are you stuck in the status quo style of Christianity? How much better would it be if your habits showed the love of God in your life? We have immediate access to the community and world around us through our family, friends, jobs, and social media. How can you use your access and influence to tell others about the real love of Jesus? How can you use your access and influence to help others grow closer to Him?
Expand God’s Kingdom
How can you continue to expand God’s Kingdom as you live a life with holy habits? Think about how your habits either draw people toward God or make them want to walk away. Pastor asked us to consider several questions about our habits. Two of those questions could be answered by anyone who spends time with us:
Do you seek unity or arguments?
Do you live in confidence or fear?
Pray, asking God to help you to grow the habits that draw you and others close to Him and prune the habits that draw you and others away from Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you undeniable clarity as you listen for direction.
ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.
– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.
– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.
– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.
– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.