Lesson 7 | Growing in a Context of Love and Grace

Growth is an organic, natural process. In the strictest sense, it is something that takes place in things that are alive. If you are alive in Christ, you will grow in Christ. At the same time, you cannot make yourself grow. You cannot will yourself to grow more spiritual because you recognize that it is a good thing to want and the right thing to do. Christian growth is a process that occurs as a result of one’s awareness of God’s love, ongoing repentance for the ways in which we continue to fall short, and God’s very real power and redemption manifested in our lives.