Posted by: Hugh Griffiths | April 26, 2006

No Limits to Your Growth | 01

As promised, here is the first of the three extracts from Bryn Jones' 1981 article in Restoration Magazine – 'No Limits to Your Growth'. As I mentioned yesterday, please add your own comments if this article stirs faith in you – declaring publicly what you believe God is saying to you will encourage others as well as continue to build your own faith.

God Wants Us to Grow Spiritually

One of the saddest things Paul said to any church was said to Corinth: ' I could not address you as those who are spiritual … but mere infants in Christ' (1 Cor.3:1). Paul was disappointed with their progress. The apostles expected Christians to grow up. It was part of the burden of their apostolic praying: 'And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledgeof God (Col.1;10).

The apostles knew that the faith required to bring increas of the kingdom of God in this age was tied up with the increase of the knowledge of God within his people. As our knowledge of God increases, so will the release of faith in us. And this faith will produce the works of Jesus that will convince the ungodly. 'The people who know their God will be strong and do exploits' (Dan.11:32).

In addition to our faith, God wants us to increase in our live for one another. One of the unwritten laws of life is that you increase in that to which you apply yourself. This works both positively, with respect to loving each other, as well as negatively, in any aspect of practiced ungodlines. (1 Thess.4.10, 2 Tim.2:16)

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