In 1 Timothy 4:7, Paul exhorts Timothy:
"...train yourself for godliness."
The implication is simple: Christian growth does not happen by accident.
Rather, we must pursue it; we must strive for growth. We must push ahead as hard as we can. If you wonder why you are not growing in Christ, perhaps ask yourself, "What am I doing to pursue growth?"
At ECC, we offer many opportunities to pursue growth: Bible studies, Community Groups, Sunday Schools, etc. Pick something and commit to being a part of it: aim to grow with others around you.
Perhaps one of the easiest steps you can take for growing is being part of Sunday School. You are already committed to coming to church by 10:30am. Now, just commit to coming by 9:15am. And there is a great opportunity coming to jump in if you are not already involved. Beginning on March 8, we have three new Adult Sunday School series:
The Gospel at Work
This class will explore and discuss together how working for King Jesus gives purpose and meaning to our jobs. The class will be facilitated by John Wood, based on The Gospel at Work, by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert. Books are available for purchase, but not necessary for attending the class. ($10/book; A Kindle edition is available through Amazon.com.)
Developing a Powerful Prayer Life
We all know praying is important, but many of us struggle with just how to make prayer a regular powerful part of our day. In this class, join Rick Schatz as he teaches us some key principles to praying better. This class will feature discussion, teaching, and significant times of practicing prayer together.
The Good Living Guide: Matthew 5:1-12
The Beatitudes are some of the most well-known verses in the Bible. Yet what do they actually mean? This Bible study led by Harvey Landholm walks through each of the Beatitudes, looking at three parts of the Beatitudes: 1) The hope described in the Old Testament; 2) the fulfilment in Jesus; and 3) how this should affect our lives in Jesus’ kingdom. Class will be interactive and discussion based.
So are you still interested in growing? Begin by committing to one of these three great Sunday School series beginning on March 8.