Grow in Grace Essay

There is no more important growth for a public minister of the gospel (or lay worker in the church) than that the worker is growing in his/her own faith. Since faith comes from hearing the message of Christ, that public minister’s regular, personal contact with the Word, and the prayer that speaks that Word back to God, are vitally important so that having preached to others we ourselves are not “disqualified for the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:27).

This essay on the importance of a personal devotional life was written as a keynote presentation for the 2010 Southeastern Wisconsin District Convention.

Below you will find both the essay and the appendices that were used for discussion by those attending the convention.

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