Bible Text: Matt 5:6, Hosea 6:1, Phil 1:6, 2:13 | Preacher: Lionel Letcher | Series: Spiritual Growth 2020 | "Growth occurs because our needs drive us toward the Lord for answers." J.B. Stoney
"The true value of anything is known only when it is wanted." J.B. Stoney
"Wisdom and philosophy never found out God; He makes Himself known to us through out needs; necessity finds Him out. I doubt much if we have ever learned anything solidly except we have learnt it thus." J.N. Darby
Without spiritual hunger, we cannot be nourished by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Much evangelism results in nothing apart from a genuine conviction of personal sin, because apart from this revelation, the sinner does not realise he is lost.
God's preparations are deep and thorough so that:
Our life is Christ-centred
Our walk is Holy Spirit led
Our service glorifies our Father
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matt 11:28-30
The great struggle: seeing self for what it truly is, and attempting to be free from its evil power and influence.
"When love of self and the world is gone, we learn to abide in touch with Him at all times, and in all places or surroundings."