SPIRITUAL GROWTH-DAY 16

JKBcircleWHEN A CHRISTIAN HEARS THE WORD PROCLAIMED IT IS A THRILL TO THE SOUL! Last night I spoke at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Austin and I also heard the other speaker, Dr. John Adolph. As he preached the Word, explaining the text and encouraging our faith, the congregation was BLESSED! I was blown away by the anointed preaching. The Word builds our faith and blesses our soul- there is NO SUBSTITUTE for what the Word can do for our souls! ~jkb

SCRIPTURE READING:

Express: John 17

Advanced: John 16; 1 Corinthians 3; 1 Peter 5

Challenge: Revelation 10; 2 Corinthians 7-9; Matthew 5-8

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON NOTES: 

“SATURATED IN SCRIPTURE”

(2 Timothy 3:14-16)
John Wesley: “I am a creature of a day, passing through life as an arrow through the air. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God: just hovering over the great gulf; till, a few moments hence, I am no more seen; I drop into an unchangeable eternity! I want to know one thing – the way to heaven! God Himself has condescended to teach the way. He hath written it down in a book. O give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God!”
THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD JUSTIFIES THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE (v.16)
Adrian Rogers: “You will never be a great Christian until you come to the unshakeable conviction that the Bible is the Word of God.”
THE PRIVILEGES OF GOD’S WORD JUSTIFY THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE (v. 16)
Greg Laurie: “Success or failure in the Christian life depends on how much of the Bible you get into your heart and mind on a daily basis and how obedient you are to it.”

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – DAY 15

JKBcircleOUR NEW THEME FOR THE WEEK: 

BIBLE STUDY! 

A national study of about 1500 churches, conducted by Willow Creek Community Church, found that reading Scripture is the number one spiritual discipline to help us mature in Christ. This week we will be encouraging you in your study of the Word!

SCRIPTURE READING:

Express: John 16

Advanced: John 15; 1 Corinthians 1; 1 Peter 4

Challenge: Revelation 9; 2 Corinthians 4-6; 1 Peter 1-3; Matthew 3-4

SCRIPTURE MEMORY:

1) 2 Timothy 3:16

2) John 17:17

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – DAY 14

DON’T BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU HAVE FALLEN BEHIND- START AGAIN FROM WHERE YOU ARE- PERSISTENCE HELPS YOU HARVEST SPIRITUAL REWARDS- STAY WITH IT! YOU CAN DO IT!

 

JKBcircleSCRIPTURE READING:

Express: John 14

Advanced: John 14, Romans 16; 1 Peter 3

Challenge: Revelation 8; 2 Corinthians 1-3; 1 peter 1-3; Matthew 3-4

SCRIPTURE MEMORY:

1) HEBREWS 10:25

2) ACTS 2:47

worship-blue-lights1We all need church attendance to help us grow in Christ. Church is a spiritual discipline but it will bless you if you stay with it. In a good church service, we worship with other believers, we pray- and people pray for us, salvations occur, the Word is taught and studied…the church is an awesome part of your weekly routine to train you to live God’s way! -jkb

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – DAY 13

JKBcircleOUR THEME THIS WEEK HAS BEEN “THE CHURCH”

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Express: John 13

Advanced: John 13; Romans 15; 1 Peter 2

Challenge: 1 Corinthians 15-16; Revelation 7; Mark 14-16; 2 Timothy 4; Jude

SCRIPTURE MEMORY:

1) HEBREWS 10:25

2) ACTS 2:47

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES:

“Christianity knows nothing of solitary religion. We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together.” ~C. S. Lewis

“I recollect my mother saying to me, ‘I prayed that you might be a Christian, but I never prayed you might be a Baptist.'” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH – DAY 12

JKBcircleSCRIPTURE READING: 

Express: John 12

Advanced: John 12; Romans 14; 1 Peter 1

Challenge: 1 Corinthians 14; Revelation 5-6; Mark 11-13;  2 Timothy 1-3

SCRIPTURE MEMORY:

1) HEBREWS 10:25

2) ACTS 2:47

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES:

“The church has no greater need today than to fall in love with Jesus all over again.”~ Vance Havner

“The Body of Christ is an organism-not an organization.” ~Oswald Chambers

“The local church is the hope of the world…the potential of the local church is almost more than I can grasp.”~Bill Hybels

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – DAY 11

JKBcircle“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.”~Charles H. Spurgeon

“The church is not a democracy in which we have chosen God, but a theocracy in which He has chosen us!” ~E. M. Bounds

SCRIPTURE READING

Express: John 11

Advanced: John 11; Romans 13; James 5

Challenge: 1 Corinthians 12-13; Revelation 4; Mark 7-10; 1 Timothy 3-5

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH- DAY 9

JKBcircleGOOD MORNING! LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CHURCH! 

SCRIPTURE READING

Express: John 9

Advanced: John 9; Romans 11; James 3

Challenge: John 21; 1 Corinthians 7-8; Revelation 2; Mark 1-3

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON NOTES

“MEMBERSHIP MATTERS”

Hebrews 10: 24-25
Tim Keller: “You can’t live the Christian life without a band of Christian friends, without a family of believers in which you find a place.”
*IN CHURCH WE ENCOURAGE THE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY (v.25)
Donald Guthrie: “The New Testament lends no support to the idea of lone Christians. Close and regular fellowship with other believers is not just a nice idea, but an absolute necessity for the encouragement of Christian values.”
  – by who we are (v.25)
“meeting together”
  – by what we do (v.25)
“encouraging one another”
   – by what we expect (v.25)
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SPIRITUAL GROWTH-DAY 8

JKBcircleTHIS WEEK WE START A NEW THEME:

                THE CHURCH!

“The church holds the key to revival. It is within our reach.” ~Billy Graham

“When the church is least like the world, it does the most for the world.” ~Warren Wiersbe

SCRIPTURE READING

Express: John 8

Advanced: John 8; Romans 10; James 2

Challenge: John 19-20; 1 Corinthians 4-6; Ephesians 4-6; Revelation 1

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH- DAY 7

JKBcircleYOU ARE DOING GREAT-KEEP GOING!
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE FAITH THEME

“Man is saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone!” ~Adrian Rogers

“Faith never denies reality but leaves room for God to grant a new reality.” ~ Jim Cymbala 

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SCRIPTURE READING:

Express: John 7

Advanced: John 7; Romans 9; James 2

Challenge: John 17-18; 1 Corinthians 1-3; Ephesians 1-3

Monday (Day 8) we focus on the Spiritual Discipline of CHURCH! And we will get new Scripture memory verses! 

DID YOU MEMORIZE A VERSE OR TWO THIS WEEK? HERE ARE YOUR MEMORY VERSES!

HEBREWS 11:1 / ROMANS 10:17

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