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How To Grow Closer to Jesus – Ancient Paths – Week 3
January 16, 2022

How To Grow Closer to Jesus – Ancient Paths – Week 3

January 16, 2022

1.16.22  –  Brandon Shanks (Senior Pastor)



21 Days of Prayer & Fasting 
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How to Grow Closer to Jesus


Jeremiah 6:16 Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.


√ Spiritual Disciplines – The that you and I participate in which are intended to grow our closeness to Christ.


√ God wants to be to you

(James 4:8) Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

Book Recommendation: “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster




Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


– APP Recommendation: Parent Que

Psalm 119:9-11 (NIV) How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.



D) Bible

The Bible Is…

God Breathed
(2 Timothy 3:16-17) All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.

Gives our lives direction
(Psalm 119:105) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path

Keeps us from sin
(Psalm 119:11) Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against God.

Gives us hope
(Psalm 119:49) Remember your promise to me; it is my ONLY HOPE

(Matthew 24:35) Heaven and earth will pass away but MY WORDS will not pass away

Alive and Powerful
(Hebrews 4:12) For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest of two-edged sword, cutting between the soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. it exposes our innermost thoughts and desires

Gives our lives stability & prosperity
(Psalm 1) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…but his delight is in the law and in that law doth he meditate day and night…(promise) for he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

A weapon against our enemies
(Ephesians 6:17) Take the helmet of salvation and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the Word of God.

Rank Yourself 1-4 on these disciplines:
(1 being the strongest)

  Bible Study



(2 Corinthians 1:12) For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.


Luke 5:15-16 But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.



Rank Yourself 1-4 on these disciplines:
(1 being the strongest)






(Psalm 150) 1 Praise the LORD.Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.


Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

(James 3:1) Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.


Nehemiah 8:10 the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Rank Yourself 1-4 on these disciplines:
(1 being the strongest)



Where to start?

#1 where you are

Keep doing the “Ones” and work on the “Fours”

#2 Get on a , and write it down

#3 Tell your plan

#4 Keep up

#5 Closer to Jesus



What is the Holy Spirit Saying To Me Through This Message?

Did you experience a FRESH START with God today? Text “CHHOPE” to 97000

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