I believe that I was born dead in my trespasses and sins. Growing up, though, it really didn’t feel like it.
I grew up in a Christian home. I’ve attended church since I was in the womb, and I went to a Christian school for thirteen years hanging around Christian friends who also grew up in Christian homes. If someone were to tell me when I was a child that I was a desperate, lost sinner, I would have responded in ignorance, “No, I’m not. I’m a Christian.”
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Friday night devotional by Jeremy Birch, 10/9/15
Week 2 of Fall Quarter is already past, but it’s still very much the beginning of the year. It’s an exciting time: our annual evangelistic Fall BBQ is approaching, small groups are forming and getting ready to go, and we have a whole year of ministry, learning, and sanctification ahead of us. There’s a common question that you’ll hear around GOC at this juncture in time, sounding something like, “How do you want to grow this year?” Some want to grow in diligently reading their Bibles. Others hope to cultivate a greater heart to evangelize their classmates or families. Still others desire growth in teaching Scripture, or discipling others, or prayer. Making these kinds of goals is a good practice. We remember well Paul’s instruction to the Philippians: “Work out your salvation in fear and trembling” (Php 2:12). Disciplined work toward growth in holiness is commanded of us, and identifying goals for that growth can be helpful.
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