Scripture Reading: As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Summary: There are practical spiritual keys for new and mature Christians alike that will open up doors to spiritual growth and victory. When new Christians avail themselves of these keys, they will be able to live consistent, godly lives.
I. Set Your Purpose
A. Colossians 3:1-2 Set your affection on things above.
B. 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 Carefulness, desire, zeal.
II. Stand in Faith, Not Feelings
A. 2 Corinthians 5:7 Walk by faith, not by sight.
B. Ephesians 2:8-9 Salvation is a gift.
C. Romans 8:1 No condemnation in Christ.
III. Build a Relationship With Christ
A. John 15:4-5 Abide in Christ.
B. Mark 12:30 Love God with all your heart.
IV. Walk Daily to Please God
A. John 14:15 Keep the commandments.
B. Hebrews 12:14 Live a holy life.
C. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Do all to the glory of God.
V. Blessing of Grace
A. 2 Peter 3:18 Grow in grace.
B. Hebrews 4:16 Help at the throne of grace.
C. 2 Corinthians 12:9 God’s grace is sufficient.
VI. Minimize Temptations
A. Matthew 26:41 Enter not into temptation.
B. Romans 13:14 Make not provision for the flesh.
VII. Maintain a Clear Conscience
A. Luke 19:8-9 Make restitution.
B. Acts 24:16 Keep a conscience void of offence.
VIII. Study the Bible
A. 1 Peter 2:2 Desire the Word.
B. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study the word of truth.
C. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Continue in the Scripture.
D. Psalm 119:105 The Bible illuminates the path.
A. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
B. Philippians 4:6 Let your requests be made to God.
C. 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on God.
X. Fellowship Other Believers
A. Hebrews 10:25 Forsake not assembling.
B. Colossians 3:16 Encourage one another.
XI. Share Your Testimony
A. Revelation 12:11 Overcome by your testimony.
B. Romans 1:16 Be not ashamed of the gospel.
C. Mark 16:15 Preach the gospel.
XII. Work for the Lord
A. Ephesians 2:10 Walk in good works.
B. Matthew 6:19-20 Lay up treasures in heaven.
C. 1 Corinthians 14:12 Be zealous of spiritual gifts.
D. James 2:14-17 Faith without works is dead.
XIII. Keep Proper Priorities
A. Matthew 6:33 Seek first the kingdom of God.
B. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:13-14