Jude encouraged those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ to build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.” He further challenged his readers to keep themselves in God’s love as they wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring them to eternal life (Jude 20-21). How do you “build yourself up in your most holy faith?” How do you keep yourself in God’s love?
One of the greatest challenges we face in our Christian walk is nurturing ourselves spiritually and assuring spiritual growth in our lives. We will face many challenges in our ministry and will have brothers and sisters to help us through those challenges. Relationships are essential in spiritual nurturing; however, we each must take responsibility for our own spiritual growth. How do we feed ourselves spiritually? What will we do when we face times of spiritual drought?
How can I keep my focus when I am overwhelmed by the activity around me? How do I keep my heart in the peace of God when I am so busy with people, assignments and ministry
opportunities? How do I handle the fast-paced life at SIBI and maintain my walk with God?
When I feel all-alone in ministry, what will sustain me in the times of trouble? Our study together will not only give you a foundation in nurturing yourself spiritually, but it will also equip you in fulfilling the second part of the great commission, “...teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you...” (Matthew 28:20). We must be prepared to teach new converts these principles of spiritual growth and nurturing. Our study together will provide you with a foundation in which to practice the spiritual disciplines during your time at SIBI and continuing on into your active ministry.
- Teacher: Brandi Kendall