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Reflection and Application
Q.1 What does your level of effort in spiritual growth say about your commitment to Christ
Q.2 How is it beneficial that the Bible presents qualities that are essential for spiritual maturity?
Q.3 What have you established as the basis and foundation of your faith?
Q.4 What does growing your faith in God look like in your everyday life?
Q.5 What things do you do to exercise your faith so that it gets stronger?
Q.6 Memorize Hebrews 11:1.
Q.1 Why is trying to be a good person without God’s help often disappointing?
Q.2 Focusing on God is a great way to think. Do you have another example that fits?
Q.3 Why is it beneficial for you to think more about good and less about bad?
Q.4 What are some ways Jesus modelled moral excellence for us to emulate?
Q.5 How important is it to plan to be and do good every day? What does that require?
Q.6 What resources has God given you to grow your goodness?
Q.1 How does knowing more about the other person deepen your relationship with them?
Q.2 How can the Holy Spirit, the Bible and prayer increase your capacity to know God deeply?
Q.3 What does knowing God more look like in your everyday life? What evidence is there?
Q.4 What things do you include God in during your regular routine? How do you do it?
Q.5 What does an increasing knowledge of God do for your faith and goodness?
Q.1 Why is it encouraging to realize that spiritual self-control is a work of the Holy Spirit in you?
Q.2 Give an example of being able to do the best thing when tempted not to.
Q.3 What does adding self-control look like in your everyday life? How do you engage with the Holy Spirit?
Q.4 What areas of your life are you lacking self-control? How are you addressing that?
Q.5 Why is it advantageous to have the ability to say ‘No’ to sinful and non-beneficial activities?
Q.6 How does self-control help you to be obedient to God’s will for your life?
Q.1 Why do many people not stick to what they know they should?
Q.2 How does the Holy Spirit’s offer of supernatural perseverance encourage you
Q.3 What do you do each day to increase your spiritual perseverance?
Q.4 Why is it helpful to picture yourself in a spiritual race with a finish line to cross
Q.5 How do you learn to value your eternal crown more than anything this world has to offer?
Q.6 In what ways might you have to endure people as well as circumstances in order to persevere?
Q.1 Why is training a good word to describe the process of maturing spiritually
Q.2 What things are affected when you choose to glorify God in whatever you do?
Q.3 What does becoming more godly look like for you on a daily basis? What changes occur?
Q.4 What spiritual training exercises have you embedded into your schedule to condition you to think and act more like Jesus?
Q.5 How does it encourage you to know that God has already made available to you everything you need to be godly ‘in Christ’?
Q.1 What are some things that would improve drastically if everyone was kind
Q.2 Why would you agree that showing kindness is actually evidence of inner strength?
Q.3 Why should Christ followers be known for their kindness?
Q.4 How do you prepare yourself to show kindness to others naturally?
Q.5 Why would you agree that practicing brotherly kindness begins at home?
Q.6 How do you show kindness and stay true to your convictions at the same time?
Q.1 How does it encourage you that God shows you how to love others?
Q.2 Why should Spirit-filled believers be the most loving people in the world?
Q.3 Why is self-sacrificing love such a major theme in the Bible?
Q.4 How significant is it for you to learn to see others more like Jesus does?
Q.5 What things do you do to help mature your love towards others?
Q.6 Why would this list of eight spiritual qualities to develop be incomplete without love?