How to Build Up Spiritual Life
Walk in Newness of Life (Rom.6:4; 2Cor.5:17)
A New Christian:
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Prov.18:24): How
to get closer to Him.
By Praying to Him: There are prayers of praise,
petition, and fellowship. We get closer to God when we use all three of them
By Proving His Promises (2Pet.1:4): There are
promises in God’s Word for every need. We get closer to God when we use them.
Our faith grows stronger.
By Praising Him (Ps.113:3): Praise is an
effective way to get closer to God (Ps.34:1).
By Practicing His Presence (Jn.14:18): We often
forget, ignore, and disregard God’s presence. He is there, regardless of the
By Participating in His Work (Jn.15:16): When we
participate in God’s work, we share His friendship (Jn.15:14). To participate
means to share, join in, have a hand in, cooperate, get involved. This is what
Christians should do where God’s work is concerned.
To read the Bible daily
To pray often
Think the Right Thoughts / Mind (Phil.4:8)
See the Right Sights / Eyes (Heb.12:2): Many see
only the faults of others. We look for good in others and keep our eyes on Lord
Hear the Right sounds / Ears (Rom.10:17): We
should listen for the voice of God, striving to hear His softest whispers.
Say the Right Words / Voice (Matt.12:34): Many
speak resentful, unkind, and critical words. Christians should speak words of
love and understanding, sharing Christ whenever opportunity affords.
Do the Right Things / Hands (Heb.13:21): Do good
to others, fulfilling God’s will (Matt.5:16)
to the Right Places / Feet (Ps.122:1): Many are on the move, following after
selfish pursuits and pleasures. Christians should go for God. Go to church.
Lend helping hand. Witness for Christ. Win the lost to Him.
Belong to the Right Person / Heart (Jn.15:16):
With His Spirit abiding in our hearts we are more than conquerors (1Jn.4:4)
He Performed His Father’s Will (Heb.10:7;
He Declared His Father’s Word (Jn.17:8): We must
use the Word to defeat Satan, to increase our faith, and to point others to
He Walked in His Father’s Ways (Acts10:38): A
kind word, a smile, the lending of a helping hand, express God through us.
He fulfilled His Father’s Work (Jn.17:4): Let us
be faithful to do our Father’s work here on earth.
Think Faith (Phil.2:5)
Hear Faith (Jn.5:24)
See Faith (Heb.12:2)
Talk Faith (Pa.105:2)
Work Your Faith (James2:18)
Hope: Hope in God (Ps.42:5)
Heritage (Titus3:7; Rom.8:16,17)
Optimism (Pa.146:5; Rom.8:28)
Patience (1Thess.1:3; 1Pet.5:10)
Eternal Life (Titus1:2)
Walk in the Spirit (Gal.5:16): Be filled with
the Spirit (Eph.5:18)
Quench not the Spirit (1Thess.5:19)
Don’t Quibble (Col.2:7)
Don’t Quarrel (Eph.4:2,3; Ps.133:1)
Don’t Quail (Ps.27:14; Josh.1:9)
Don’t Quit (2Cor.6:1; Isa.43:10)
Worship in the Spirit (Jn.4:24)
Work Together in Unity (Acts2:46; Eph.4:3)
Be Willing to Forgive Others (Col.3:13;
Witness to the Lost (Acts1:8; Rom.1:14-16)
Walk in Truth (3Jn.4): Give God First Place (Matt.6:33)
Put Him Before Pleasure
(Jam.5:5): We live in a pleasure-seeking world.
Put Him Before Position
(Jn.6:27): Position and finances are necessary, but they should be kept in the
Put Him Before
Popularity (Jn.5:44): It is nature to want the approval of others. It is most
important to have the approval of God. We might be on the offensive by
witnessing for Him.
Put Him Before
Possession (Lk.12:15): This is a materialistic age. Possessions have captured
the hearts of millions. The Scripture wars that the love of money is the root
of all evil.
Walk in Wisdom (Col.4:5)
People: We are chosen because God loves and had mercy on us (Jn.3:16).
A Royal People: We are royal because of our
adoption into the family of God (Rom.8:14,15).
A Holy People: The Holy Spirit cleanses the
heart of the surrendered Christian and gives him power for service (Rom.12:1).
A Peculiar People: We should glorify God by
giving Him first place in our lives.
As long as time remains, love can be recaptured,
opportunities retrieved, fortunes regained, health restored.
When time has run out, it is too late for the
soul that is lost.
We are only sure of the now. Now is the accepted
time. Now is the day of salvation (2Cor.6:2)
Almost everyone has lost opportunities
pertaining to finances, jobs, and health.
Many have lost opportunity to help others, to
witness, to win souls to Christ.
Some opportunities are lost forever. Some may be
recaptured. New opportunities must be seized and utilized.
Talent and Treasure (2Tim.2:21)
Let Him think through your mind (Jeb.10:16)
Let Him see through your eyes (Ps.141:8)
Let Him hear through your ears (Isa.22:14)
Let Him speak through your voice (Matt.10:20)
Let Him work through your hands (Jn.14:10)
Let Him go through your feet (Josh.1:9)
Let Him love through your heart (1Jn.4:7)
Walk in Divine Love (Eph.5:2)
First Place (Matt.16:26)
Loss of finances can be sad. Loss of health,
even worse. To lose one’s soul is the most devastating loss of all.
There are two conditions of the soul that
determines its destiny --- to be saved or to be lost.
To Avoid Excuse-making (Lk.14:16-27)
Excuse of Property (): We should not use possessions as an
excuse for being less than our best for God.
Excuse of Pursuit (14:19): We have more
time-saving ways than ever before but still we have less time. We must make
time for God and give Him first place in our lives.
Excuse of Person (14:20): Christians must keep
their eyes centered on Jesus Christ, who is the author and finisher of their
Love One Another
Don’t Lost Love (Rev.2:4,5):
Marriage, Family, Friends.
Walk by Faith (2Cor.5:7)
The Faith (Eph.6:16)
Important: “Above all … “
God comes not by feelings or sight but by faith.
God provides for us according to our faith.
Availability: “Taking the shield of faith … “
It is God’s will that we have faith.
It is God’s free gift.
Power: “With which you will be able to … “
Nothing is impossible to those who believe.
To do all things through Christ’s strength (to
live victoriously, to serve effectively, to praise the Lord whole-heartedly).
Extent: “To quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked … “
Faith joins the Christian to Omnipotence.
There is no problem too big for faith, no
mountain too high, no valley too deep, no burden too heavy, no task too
How to be faithful
Be Dedicated (Rom.12:1)
Be Disciplined (Ja.1:12)
Be Determined (1Cor.15:58)
Be Diligent (Heb.6:10,11)
Be Dependable (1Pet.5:10)
Christ is in the surrendered
Christian, cleansing and filling him with His divine love. He is there to lead,
guide, and direct. He will give him power for service.