Taking Your Next Steps
September 19, 2021
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The thief tries to…
✓ Steal my with shame.
✓ Kill my potential with .
✓ Destroy my with fear.
Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Declare God’s .
1 Peter 3:21 LB
In baptism we show that we have been saved from death and doom by the resurrection of Christ; not because our bodies are washed clean by the water but because in being baptized we are turning to God and asking him to cleanse our hearts from sin.
James 4:8 NIV
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Acts 2:28 NIV
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
• God’s Word
with God’s .
Ephesians 2:19 LB
You are a member of God’s very own family… and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.
Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Discover God’s purpose.
Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG
It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
1 Peter 1:4-5 MSG
Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now!
The key to my spiritual growth is to take my next step and take it now.