Growing Up
March 23, 2017

Growing Up

Service Type:
  1. Don't Waste Your Time - Invest Your Time

  2. Don't Settle For Less - Lead for Greater Things

  3. Don't Neglect your Gifts & Passions - Live into Your Calling

1 Timothy 4:7-11
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales.
Instead, train yourself to be godly.
8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 9 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.
11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.

  1. Don’t Waste Your Time

    1. Every moment is a gift from God. Good stewards.
      1. Talents: 5 Invest/Doubled 2 Worked/Doubled 1 Dug Hole
        1. You Have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities.
        2. Matthew 25:29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance.
    2. Invest your Time

      1. Train for Godliness
      2. Teach God is Savior

1 Timothy 4:12-13
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity13 Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.

  1. Don’t Settle for Less

    1. Lead for Greater Things

      1. Set an Example
      2. Do Everything as if for the Lord – Work Hard
        1. Col 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, ---Again in Eph 6:7

1 Timothy 4:14-15
 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.

  1. Don’t Neglect your Gifts & Passions

  2. Live into your calling

    1. Romans 12:6-8
      In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.


  1. Invest Your Time

  2. Lead for Greater Things

  3. Live into Your Calling

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