1 Corinthians 3:2


I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.



The best thing you can learn at school is how much you donÕt know.  Far from being finished, your education is only beginning.  They donÕt call it ÔCommencementÕ for nothing!

Stan Toler, Minute Motivators for Graduates, (Honor Books, 2004)



The Principle of Intentional Action:                                                                  1 Corinthians 3:12-13


If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each manÕs work.



What gets scheduled gets done.

Tom Peters



1.         Plan to be a lifelong         learner        .


2.         DonÕt be afraid to ask         questions        .


3.         Cultivate the habit of         listening        .



Everything you need to know, someone will tell you.  But you must be willing to listen.



The Power of Intrinsic Value:                                                                                 1 Corinthians 3:14


If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.


1.                 Stretching        .                                                                      Philippians 3:13-14


Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


2.                 Strengthening        .                                                                      Philippians 4:7


And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


3.                 Sharpening        .                                                                          Philippians 4:8



Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.



We have two options when it comes to personal growth.  We can grow or die.

Warren Bennis



The Passion of Spiritual Growth:                                                                           1 Corinthians 3:16


Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?


1.         It is marked by         diet        .                                                            1 Corinthians 3:2


I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.


2.         It is impacted by         discernment        .                                                Philippians 1:9


And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,


3.         It is energized by         deeds        .                                             2 Thessalonians 3:10


For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: If a man will not work, he shall not eat.