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Lesson by Mike Smith

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  • 1.Spirituality Exemplified in the Christian Life

2. The Christian Is To Be A Renewed Individual: 1 Peter 2:5 You are = living stones, a spiritual house offer up spiritual sacrifices to God We must exemplify this renewal! 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. Eph. 4:23 be renewed in the spirit of your mind Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 3. What Is Spirituality? Defined: the state of a soul vitalized by the Divine Spirit and made alive unto God. It covers the entire range of mans faculties: intellect, feeling, will all the attributes of personality (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia). Sensitivity or commitment to religious values and sacred matters (Nelsons Illustrated Bible Dictionary). 4. What Is Spirituality? Spirituality is a person that is marked by stability and maturity in living by Gods Spirit! Galatians 6:1 who are spiritual Carnality is just the opposite of Spirituality. Some Christians are carnal minded and not spiritual minded. 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 5. Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words on the spiritual state: What Is Spirituality? The spiritual state is reached by diligence in the word of God and in prayer; it is maintained by obedience and self-judgment. Such as are led by the Spirit are spiritual, but of course, spirituality is not a fixed or absolute condition, it admits of growth; indeed growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 3:18), is evidence of true spirituality. 6. Spirituality is a growing process that begins with the new birth. John 3:6; 4:24 Spirituality is that driving force of maturing Christians! Romans 8:2-11 Maturing means becoming more spiritual, more directed by Gods Spirit and more focused on the spiritual things of life instead of the physical things. Philippians 1:8-11 What Is Spirituality? 7. Three Ramifications of Spirituality Spirituality takes time to achieve - 1 Corinthians 14:20; Ephesians 4:13-15 Time alone does NOT accomplish it unless we yield our wills to the Holy Spirit! Hebrews 5:12-14 There are various stages of Spirituality no one ever reaches a plane where he cannot grow further. Philippians 3:13-14 8. Characteristics of the Spiritual Man One recognizes they are truly reborn, & doesnt live purely in the physical, fleshly, carnal realm but lives for his eternal spirit & life. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 Jesus shows Peter the difference between the spiritual and carnal man in Matthew 16:21-23 The spiritual man is directed by the Spirit of God Ephesians 5:18 The spiritual man continues to mature. 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Timothy 4:15 9. The spiritual man will manifest Christ in his character Galatians 5:22-23 Imitation of Christ is the key Romans 8:29; Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6 Spirituality is reflected in ones attitude. Theyve put on an attitude of preparation: Prepared for classes, etc. Titus 3:1-2 Exhibit a spirit of thankfulness in their life Ephesians 5:18-21 As a result action will be evident in those who are spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Characteristics of the Spiritual Man 10. Application: Church members who make problems or insist on being catered to are not spiritual. 1 Cor. 3:1-4 Those who care about & promote the welfare & unity of Christs body the church are spiritual. Caring for the brethren, helping brethren & drawing brethren back to God when they leave is the work of mature spiritual Christians. Gal. 6:1-2 If we were more spiritual, we would let Gods word direct every aspect of our lives and not view Christian service as simply a matter of, going to church. 11. Conclusion: May we all commit ourselves to becoming more spiritual people! 1 Peter 2:4-5 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 12. Have you heard that Jesus died for your sins so you can have eternal life? To be saved you must obey the Gospel Plan of Salvation 1 Cor. 15:1-4 Hear Acts 18:8 Believe Acts 16:31 Repent Acts 3:19 Confess Acts 8:37 Be baptized Acts 2:38