8 studies explore what it means to follow Jesus after making that original decision to trust Him as Savior and Lord. We launch out on an exciting journey of spiritual growth and maturity with the help of the Holy Spirit who gives the energy and desire to press on even when the journey leads us to hard places. Notes for leaders are included.
In this study Douglas Connelly looks at various metaphors for how we grow more spiritually mature in Christ, including running a race, carrying a cross, constructing a building, fighting a battle and more. This LifeGuide Bible Study in IVP Connect's revised format features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, as well as a "Now or Later" section following each session to help you act on what you learn.
Douglas Connelly (MDiv and MTh, Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Davison Missionary Church near Flint, Michigan, after serving twelve years as senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A writer and speaker, he has written seventeen LifeGuide Bible Studies as well as several books, including and He and his wife Karen have three adult children and six grandchildren.