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Top 10 Reasons why people don’t grow spiritually (in no particular order)

I encourage you to read the scriptures attached to each of these…

 

1.   They’ve never had a genuine, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ (Jn. 3:3)

2.   They consider church to be optional (Hb. 10:25)

3.   They are more concerned with following rules than cultivating a relationship with God (Hb. 7:19)

4.   They only pray or worship when they feel like it (Hb. 13:15, Mt. 26:41)

5.   They are distracted by their own problems (1Pt. 4:12, Mt. 13:22)

6.   When their experience seems to contradict Scripture, they believe their experience (Pr. 30:5, Rm. 3:4)

7.   They never make time for God outside of church (Mt. 26:40)

8.   They are unwilling to serve (Mk. 9:35, Ga. 5:13)

9.   They read the Bible, but never apply it to their lives (Hb. 5:11-14)

10. They are more concerned with what others think than what God thinks (Rm. 2:29, Mt. 6:1)

 

And finally, I leave you with a passage from 2 Peter 1:

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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