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· Fifty-six percent (56%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said that more than 60% of their congregational members consider themselves as conservative Christians but do not practice that in how they talk, behave, or vote in elections.· Fifty-four percent (54%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said there was a little to no effort put into teaching spiritual maturity or Christian formation in the adult Sunday school classes or small groups.· Fifty-three percent (53%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said that more than 60% of their congregation members do not have a daily devotional life nor are devoted to growing their spiritual lives.· Forty-three percent (43%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said they are now or will be focusing on new trends that are not Bible-based, seeking to try something new because they are dissatisfied with what has been done before.I attended Christian school in elementary, and later studied spiritual growth intensively in Bible College.I aspire to walk closely with Christ, but even after all of those faith-building experiences, I know from experience that there is a need to “die daily,” and to continually surrender my heart to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.We are called to spiritual growth-that is, the formation of the investment of faith Christ gives us that we give back to Him in dividends.

They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true.Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.We have to listen to God; if not, we will not learn and then we will not grow and then we will not have a life of transformation and growth.Instead, we experience a storm-tossed sea of life, wayward in every perspective because our eyes and ears are not upon our Lord (Hebrews chap 1-6; James 1).

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