The Next Level 2: Not Feeling It

Odds are that in some way, you want to improve. This series looks at principles in Scripture that can help us get to the next level of personal growth.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Matthew 7:13-14 For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.  For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

“Failure is the path of least persistence.” -Zig Ziglar

Hebrews 12:7 It is for discipline that you have to endure.  God is treating you as sons.  For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

“Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.”
-John Maxwell

“What we do on some great occasion will depend on what we are; and what we are will be the previous years of self-discipline.”  – H.P. Liddon

Galatians 6:9 Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

The Next Level 1: Good Intentions

Odds are that in some way, you want to improve. This series has been designed to look at principles in Scripture that can help us get to the next level of personal growth.

Matthew 6:31-32:  (ESV) Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. ESV

NEVER
In the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.

Matthew 6:33-34: (ESV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

2 Corinthians 6:2: (ESV)For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you,and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

We get to the next level not with good intentions but with being intentional now.

Disciple (Mathetes)- “Learner”.
Root word- “the mental effort needed to think something through.”
Mission- To make disciples who make disciples.
Prayer- “Holy Spirit, use me today to help someone grow spiritually.”