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Ephesians 4:14

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

Message Notes


1. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________


“People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every Word of God.” Matthew 4:4 (NLT)

Paul: “. . . the Word of grace is able to build you up and give you all the blessings that God has for his people.” Acts 20:32

Action Step: ______________________________________

2. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________

“In many different ways John preached the good news to the people.” Luke 3:18 (CEV)

By Listening (Auditory) By Watching/Reading (Visual) By Talking (Verbal/Oral) By Doing it (Physical/Kinesthetic)

“God speaks in different ways, and we don’t always recognize his voice.” Job 33:14 (CEV)

3. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________

“Now that you know these things, you’ll be blessed if you practice them!” John 13:17

“Solid food is for mature people, whose minds have been to know the difference between good and evil.” Hebrews 5:14 (GW)

“All good athletes train hard and practice to get better. They do it to win a prize that won’t last. But we practice to win a prize that will last forever!” 1 Corinthians 9:25

4. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________

“I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.” Romans 1:12 (NCV)

“Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the HABIT of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more . . .” Hebrews 10:24-25 (TEV)

Action Step: ___________________________________

5. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________

Jesus said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.” Matthew 9:29 (NIV)

6. WE GROW WHEN WE __________________________________ God:

“You’ll find me when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else . . .” Jeremiah 29:13 (Message)

Action Step: ___________________________________

Nehemiah: “In view of all this, we are making a covenant together in writing, and all of us are signing our names to it . . .” See Nehemiah 9:38

“Our greatest wish and prayer is that you will become mature Christians.” 2 Corinthians 13:9 (TLB)