January 23, 2022 / Jonathan Telles / 2 Chronicles 29
“Growing” – 2 Chronicles 29
Your Past May Remind You, but it Does Not Define You.
There is a path forward, and a life of spiritual growth is worth pursuing.
Growth is critical in the life of a believer because it provides for us a strong foundation.
I. Growth Involves from
>> This represents the Spiritual Component
2 Chronicles 29:5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
If you want to live a growing life you have to be open to somebody speaking into your life that is spiritual.
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
II. Growth Involves with
>> This represents the Relational Component
2 Chronicles 29:12-15 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah: And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah: And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel. And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord.
Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
God designed us to be conduits rather than reservoirs. We are to take what He has blessed us with and seek to bless and encourage others in the church.
Small groups provide an opportunity with other Christians
Small groups provide an opportunity to
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
There is a lot in this world that can discourage us but being a part of a small group can fight against that.
Small groups provide an opportunity to participate in the
Serve one another Galatians 5:13
Accept one another Romans 15:7
Forgive one another Colossians 3:13
Greet one another Romans 16:16
Bear one another’s burdens Galatians 6:2
Be devoted to one another Romans 12:10
Honor one another Romans 12:10
Teach one another Romans 15:14
Submit to one another Ephesians 5:21
Encourage one another 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Kind words may be short, but their echoes are endless.
III. Growth Involves to
>> This represents the Universal Component
2 Chronicles 29:18-19 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the Lord, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread table, with all the vessels thereof. Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar of the Lord.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
To claim the promises of God we must be willing to obey the commands of God.