Keep Making Progress

The Christian life is more of a journey than a destination. For all the progress you have made, keep going forward as you follow after Jesus and make adjustments to your life.

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

If there is a true profession of faith, there should be a true progression of faith.

#1. Walk Through Doors That God Opens (3:11)

  • The faithful and fatherly guidance of God leads us to walk in the paths He has prepared for us.
  • You will exhaust yourself trying to open a door God closed or close a door God opened. 

#2. Increase In Your Love for Others (3:12)

  • We should never arrive at a satisfactory amount of love for others in this life.
  • A Christian should be known by a superabundant love for both insiders and outsiders.

#3. Continue to Establish Personal Holiness (3:13)

  • Strive for a practical holiness that embodies your positional holiness. 
  • You should gradually become more like Jesus by the time that you meet Him.

Do you have a plan for how you will make progress?

Do you have a plan for how you will help another make progress?

The most consistent Christians have a plan to grow as a disciple and as a disciple-maker.