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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8465 progress
8465 progress

8465 progress

The process of development and growth, of special importance in the life of believers. Scripture stresses the importance of progress, both of the individual believer and of the church, and the need to work towards that goal.

Progress in the Christian life should be expected

2Co 3:18; Eph 4:15 See also Job 17:9; Ps 84:5,7; Ps 92:12; Pr 4:18; Ro 8:29-30

Believers are to strive for progress in their Christian lives

Php 2:12 See also Ps 18:29; 1Co 9:24-27; Php 3:12-14; 1Th 3:12; 2Th 1:3; 1Ti 4:15; Heb 6:1; 1Pe 2:2; 2Pe 1:5-8; 2Pe 3:18

Progress in the Christian life brings assurance

Heb 3:14 See also Mt 10:22 pp Mk 13:13; Mt 24:13; Heb 6:9-11

The church is expected to progress

Mt 16:18; Mt 13:31-32 pp Mk 4:30-32 pp Lk 13:18-19 Eph 4:16 See also Ac 2:47; Ac 4:4; Ac 5:14; Ac 6:7; Ac 11:21

See also

4971seasons of life
5787ambition, positive
7020church, the
8026faith, growth in
8162spiritual vitality
8347spiritual growth

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