The Student Ministry of Lone Oak FBC exists to see students Love God, Serve Others, Reach the Lost, Live in Community, and Grow in Faith.
- We Love God by abiding in Him.
- We Serve Others by combining our burdens + passions + vision = mission.
- We Reach the Lost by proclaiming the Gospel.
- We Live in Community by connecting with other believers.
- We Grow in our Faith by developing spiritual disciplines.
Two weeks ago Resonate started a Purpose series walking through each of these five purposes as a ministry starting with Loving God. Last week we talked through the purpose of Growing in Faith.
We grow in our faith by developing spiritual disciplines and through experiences God allows in our life. We looked specifically at 4 disciplines, prayer, scripture, giving, and fasting that we can develop for our growth in Christ. If you missed it, our main points were:
Main Point 1 We grow in our faith by developing spiritual disciplines
Main Point 2: Spiritual Disciplines are the practice we use to get to know God.
Main Point 3 God uses my obedience and my life to grow my faith.
7 But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness, 8 for
the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.
9 This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. 10 In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
1 Tim. 4:7-10
These verse tell us that training only your body has limited benefits, but training for godliness is beneficial in every way, for this life and the life to come. Spiritual disciplines are the practice we use to prepare ourselves for heaven.