This book discusses spiritual growth with the foundation of Colossians 1:9-10. Christians are called to grow spiritually in knowledge, practice and experience. In this chapter, the author focuses on growing in knowledge.
This article is about adultery and apostasy. Adultery and unfaithfulness distort marriage as it was created by God. Just as we can be physically unfaithful in our marriage, so can we be spiritually unfaithful to Christ. The adulterous culture of today grieves God. Let us remain faithful.
There is a process in backsliding. This article explains that this process starts with devaluing the treasures of the Word of God. It thus encourages a struggle against spiritual sluggishness by hearing and interacting with the Word of Christ.
How can we grow in Christian maturity? This author describes Christian maturity as stability, commitment to Christ and His church, having a developed Christian character in all areas of life, and having a desire to serve Christ in all spheres of life. We can grow in Christian maturity by reading God's Word and praying earnestly.
One of the causes of the decline of churches is that members lack the experience of their faith. This article discusses symptoms of this spiritual decline. The author goes on to outline, based on lessons from the reformers, what we need in terms of our life of faith.
Spiritual laziness is the neglect to exert spiritual exercise. This article shows that it is not different from laziness in general. The author discusses its symptoms, causes, its consequences, and its cure.
Spiritual growth is expected of every Christian. According to 2 Peter 3:18, growth is a command. What does it mean to grow spiritually? This article looks at the nature of spiritual growth and what is needed for growth to occur.
This article identifies and assesses five aspects of contemporary Christianity and church life that hinder church attendance. It speaks of different kinds of Christians, like the "pew-monia," "recliner," and self-centred Christian. The author also shares ways of curing the problems, by giving thought to Paul's counsel in 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1.