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Insight Group: Discover the Path to Christian Character
Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
Our growth in Christ is progressive. In 2 Peter 1:5-7 we see the elements of that progression. We come to Christ in faith. As we live out that faith, our lives are characterized by goodness (or moral excellence). As goodness is exercised, we develop a greater knowledge of who we are in Christ. Exercising that knowledge enables us to master our appetites and experience self-control. As we practice self-control, God will give us the ability to persevere. The word perseverance here refers to the calm, determined, resolute, unflinching resolve to go with God.
And that's what it will take to overcome your life-controlling problem. Perseveranceall the while fixing your attention on Jesus.
God has provided us with an arsenal of powerful spiritual weapons to fight withbut we have to make our own chices. He made us as beings with a free will. We can choose to go with Godor we can choose to go with the urges and desires of the flesh.
What do you choose?
These thoughts were drawn from
Insight Group: Discover the Path to Christian Character by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. With its emphasis on developing Christian character it is a powerful group for those who want to be sure to prevent life-controlling problems from developing in their lives, as well as for those who need to overcome a current problem.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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