Responding to the Call Outline

I will be posting highlights from a sermon I delivered last year titled "Responding to the Call".  Little did I know then, that what God gave me for a sermon would later turn into a book (in progress) and ministry reaching out to help Christians understand the process of growing in Christ.

The next several blogs will contain some main skills that must not only be developed but sustained in order to be transformed into a believer taking responsibility for his or her faith. These blogs will only serve to help motivate the reader to begin or return to the discipline of maturing in Christ. This is not to act as an "all inclusive" treatment plan.  The process of diagnosing a disease is to begin assessing the cause and effect. Once this is accomplished, a prognosis can be made and treatment can begin.

As with any marriage, a relationship with God requires communication, submission, and response to the invitation to grow closer. This outline serves to provide some scripture I have found to help guide and remind me of my responsibility in my relationship with Christ. If anyone has some that fit the outline, please feel free to comment.

I.   Communication:
         a. Prayer
         b. Devotion

II.  Submission
         a. Release control
         b. Give self

III. Response
         a. Love in return
         b. Draw closer
         c. Bear fruit


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