Are You Growing?

October 17, 2021   /   Pastor Obie Obien   /   City Church

THE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9.

Four Spiritual Growth Markers.

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| 1 Corinthians 3:1 | 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 | Romans 8:5-6 | Galatians 5:19-23 |

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| 1 Corinthians 3:2 | Hebrews 5:12-14 |

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| 1 Corinthians 3:3 | 1 Corinthians 13:5 | Philippians 2:3-4 |

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| Luke 8:14-15 | James 1:5 | James 1:22-25 |

You are . Let Him .

| 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 AMPC | John 15:8 |


Small Group Questions

What do you think?

  1. From Sunday’s message, what particular point caught your attention, challenged you, stood out to you, or raised a question for you?

The story of your life.

  1. Growth is a sign of health and progress. Share about a time when you noticed positive growth of your abilities in a certain area of life, subject, talent, or field. What were the main factors that contributed to that growth?
  2. On Sunday, we assessed our spiritual growth on a scale from 0-10 using the 4 spiritual growth markers. For those that are comfortable, go around and share which spiritual growth marker you scored yourself the lowest and which you scored the highest.

Digging Deeper.

  1. The war between the “flesh” and the “spirit” is a constant battle in a Christian’s life. Read Galatians 5:19-23 to recap what the works of the flesh are and what the fruits of the spirit are. Then read Romans 8:1-17 and answer the following questions.
    1. What does this verse tell you about God? People?
    2. After reading these verses, is there anything God is calling you to do differently in your approach to the daily battle between the “flesh” and the “spirit”?
  2. Pastor Obie spoke about how there is wisdom in habitually practicing spiritual disciplines. Read each passage below and discuss which spiritual discipline listed most resonates with you.
    1. Joshua 1:8.
    2. Hebrews 10:25.
    3. Philippians 4:6.
    4. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
    5. Matthew 14:23.
    6. Ephesians 5:17-21.
    7. Colossians 3:1-2.
    8. John 13:12-16.
    9. 2 Peter 3:18.
    10. Share how you will practically practice one or more of these disciplines better this week. What? When? Where? How? Be specific.

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said that spoke to you.
  2. Break up into smaller groups and pray for one another.
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