Resources on Spiritual Growth

Resources on Spiritual Growth

Holy-Living

1 Peter 1:13-21 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as…

The Life-Giving Word

1 Peter 1:10-12; 22-2:3 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who…

Elect Exiles

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONALVERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 byBiblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

A Learning Church

This week, we examine the teaching ministry of the Church to understand how devotion to the Word leads to an experience of heaven on earth.  Acts 2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E22

Freedom From Bondage to Sin How does grace lead to less sin in the life of a believer? In this episode, David and Phil discuss how sin no longer has authority over us as a result of our justification. Got a Question? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer it.

The Park City Podcast – S1:E8

Heavenly-mindedness and The heart of God How does the heart of God soothe our worries? Can we really be excited about what God is doing in our lives presently to sanctify us though we are not yet perfect? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 6:19-34 and talk about how Christ calls us to trade in our worldly-mindedness for a heavenly-mindedness.  Then, in the devotional discussion, they talk about how the image of God within us has been distorted…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E7

Praying and REflecting The Image of God Why can prayer be so difficult? Why is upholding the inherent dignity of others a gospel issue? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 6:5-15 and talk about the challenges of prayer in their own lives.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how we are made in the image of God and the importance of upholding and honoring the inherent dignity present in all people.   Got a Question? Have a question…

Christian Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans,…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E6

Religious Activities and Your Body and Soul Why are we prone to make our habits of giving, praying, and fasting about ourselves rather than our Heavenly Father? How can we experience God today with both our bodies and our souls? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 and the Christian practices of giving, praying, and fasting.  They learn from Jesus’ teaching on how we are prone to make those activities about ourselves rather than about our Heavenly…

Christian Religion | Giving, Praying, and Fasting

Matthew 6:1-8,16-18 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E4

Kingdom Values and THe Sufficiency of Scripture Why do the values of honesty and integrity matter to the Christian? Does the Bible really contain all that we need to find salvation? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 5:31-37 and the Kingdom values of honesty and integrity.  Then, they wrap up the discussion on the topic of the Bible by talking about how Scripture is sufficient for all we need to have a personal relationship with God.   Got…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E3

Renewed Hearts and Minds What is the significance of a renewed heart and mind? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 5:21-30 and the need for heart renewal to live up to Jesus’ call to superior righteousness.  Then, they discuss the necessity of Scripture and the relationship between spiritual growth and a renewed mind.   Got a Question? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question,…