Whether you're brand new to the faith or have been walking with Jesus for years, we're all constantly growing in our relationship with Him. If you've recently received Jesus - Welcome to God’s family! You have made the most important decision of your life. As a new believer, you can expect to have new attitudes and desires. You may need to replace some old habits and patterns with new activities that will help you to grow your new life in Christ. Growth takes time, but it begins—right now—where you are.
The Bible will tell you everything you need to know in order to grow in your spiritual life. Because God speaks through His Word, you will get to know Him better and learn what pleases Him. As you obey His Word, you will grow strong and begin to see positive changes in your life.
Church plays a vital role in your spiritual growth. Fellowship with other Christians will keep you spiritually active and give you much needed encouragement and support. Church provides you with instruction from God’s Word and gives you the training and opportunity to use your God-given gifts and abilities.
Good news is hard to keep to yourself! God wants you to share your newfound faith with others. You don’t have to wait until you’re an expert in the Bible to witness to others. You can share what you know—your own story of what Jesus has done for you.
One of the best ways to grow in your own faith is to encourage others in theirs! Wherever you are in your walk, you can experience the joy of serving others by plugging-in to a team and using the gifts God has given you. You'll be blessed as you are used by the Lord to bless others.
Being a Christian is not always easy. There will be times when you’ll feel pressured to back down or give in. When you became a child of God, you also became an enemy of the devil; and he will try to tempt you into disobeying God. It isn’t a sin to be tempted—even Jesus experienced temptation (see Luke 4:1–3)—but giving in to temptation is sin. Christians will experience times of testing and trials, but God promises to be with us and give us the strength we need to get through hard times.