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					Bronwyn
What spiritual children, young
men and women, mothers and
      fathers look like.
  Spiritual
                 1 John 2:12
  Children     I write to you,
 know that     dear children,
 their sins          because
                  your sins
are forgiven      have been
  and who        forgiven on
their father   account of his
                    name.
     is.
Spiritua
     l
Childre
n know
   that
  their
sins are
forgive
   Spiritual
   Children
experience God
as their Father
    1 John 2:13
  I write to you,
  dear children,
because you have
known the Father.
  Children know
 who their daddy
   is, and it just
takes a little faith.
Just a little faith
    What if your
              Birth
  father was not
John 3: “You must be born again.”
     that good?
            Adoption
   Ephesians 1:5-6: “In love He
predestined us to be adopted as his
    sons through Jesus Christ.”
       We must make a
      distinction between
      our father on earth
       and our Father in
            heaven.
The Father's business is transitioning us
 from the care of our earthly parents to
    the care of our Heavenly Father.
God would say: “Whenever you
think of me, think of me as your
            Father.”
Matthew 6:26
 “As a father has
  compassion on
 his children, so
   the LORD has
  compassion on
  those who fear
    him; for He
  knows how we
 were formed, he
 remembers that
he made us out of
       dust.”
Psalm 103:13-14
It is all right to begin
 as a spiritual baby,
but to remain a baby
 is an open door for
 stunted growth and
           sin.
 1 Corinthians 3:1-3
    Ephesians 4:27
Ephesians 4:25-5:21
     1 Corinthians 3:1-3
    Brothers, I could not
  address you as spiritual
        but as worldly
  (fleshen)—mere infants
 (fleshly) in Christ. I gave
  you milk, not solid food,
    for you were not yet
 ready for it. Indeed, you
  are still not ready. You
       are still worldly
(fleshen). For since there
is jealousy and quarreling
  among you, are you not
      worldly (fleshen)?
Spiritual
Children
Tend to
fight
and
argue a
lot.
          1 Corinthians 3:1-3
  Brothers, I could not address you
      as spiritual but as worldly
 (fleshen)—mere infants (fleshly) in
     Christ. . . . For since there is
jealousy and quarreling among you,
    are you not worldly (fleshen)?
  Spiritual
  Children     Spiritual
 know that     Children
 their sins     tend to
are forgiven   struggle
  and who      with fear.
their father
     is.
"Do not be afraid, little flock,
  for your Father has been
   pleased to give you the
         kingdom.”
        (Luke 12:32)
 “The fear of the Lord is the
   beginning of wisdom.”
        (Proverb 1:7)

“There is no fear in love. But,
 perfect love casts out fear.”
        (1 John 4:18)
 What are some of the ways your father
shared his care and compassion for you
    that makes it easy to love God?

Did any of your father’s behaviors and
   attitudes make it hard for you to
  imagine God as loving, caring and
   intimately involved in your life?
 Young
Men and
Women
  are
strong.
        1 John 2:14
   I write to you, young
  men, because you are
 strong, and the word of
God lives in you, and you
 have overcome the evil
            one.
The Spiritual Disciplines
 are God-given tools we
exercise in order to build
up our spiritual muscles.
  Meditation
Meditation
Joshua 1:8 1:8
  Joshua
Matthew 6:16-18
    Service
John 13:5, 34-35
      Study
2 Timothy 2:15-16
Confession
James 5:16
  Worship
John 4:23-24
The spiritual disciplines remind
 us that the victory belongs to
       God and not to us.
The Word of God lives in
spiritual young men and
         women.
               1 John 2:14
 I write to you, young men, because you
 are strong, and the word of God lives in
you, and you have overcome the evil one.
   Young men and
women know well and
 apply correctly the
        Proverb 15:1
“A gentle answer turns away
wrath, but a harsh word stirs
         up anger.”
Proverbs 26:17 “Like
one who seizes a mad
 dog by the ears is a
   passer-by who
 meddles in a quarrel
    not his own.”
 Proverb 19:11
     “A man's
  wisdom gives
 him patience; it
is to his glory to
   overlook an
    offense.”
           Proverb 17:10
“A word of rebuke goes deeper into a
man of understanding than a hundred
   blows into the back of a fool.”
               1 John 2:14
 I write to you, young men, because you
 are strong, and the word of God lives in
you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Young men and women have
  overcome the evil one.
Have you ever faced a Satanic
       battle and lost?
Have you ever faced a Satanic
      battle and won?
What profitable lessons have
   you learned regarding
      spiritual warfare?
“When do we know that we are
spiritually mature? When do we
   know that we have finally
             arrived?
    “I want to be
Celebration (Worship)   a
     John 15:11
         spiritual
       mother or
     father, I don’t
      care what it
        costs.”

				
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