2024 Spiritual Theme

2024 Spiritual Theme

Higher Ground

Key Verses

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus… I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:12-14).

“The Lord God is my strength; and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places” (Hab. 3:19).

Purpose and Aim of the Theme

Our theme for 2024 recalls a great old hymn of praise, where we find the words, “Lord plant my feet on higher ground.” As Paul wrote to the Philippians, we are pressing on toward our final heavenly goal. A goal like that calls us to strive to attain new heights of faith, love, discipleship, and service to our God. Each step we take in our walk—our journey of faith—ought to be taken with a view to spiritual growth. Let’s focus our minds on the importance of growing in the Lord.

Sermons on the Theme

Each month we will share a lesson on the theme. We pray these lessons will help us as we strive to grow in our faith and service to God. Let’s use these opportunities to invite others to learn about the Lord and his family, and to draw closer to him.

Sermon Title

Sunday, 10:00 A.M.

Growing Up in Christ (Eph. 4:11-16)

January 14

Increase Our Faith (Luke 17:5)

February 11

Take Hold of the Hope Set Before Us (Heb. 6:9-20)

March 10

Abounding in Love (Phil. 1:9-11)

April 14

Increasing in the Knowledge of God (Col. 1:9-12)

May 12

The Yoke of Discipleship (Matt. 11:28-30)

June 9

Devoted to Prayer (Col. 4:2-4)

July 14

The Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25)

August 11

Add to Your Faith (2 Pet. 1:3-11)

September 8

Growing in Mutual Encouragement (Heb. 10:19-25)

October 13

Abounding in Work and Service (1 Cor. 15:58)

November 10

Filled Up to the Fullness of God (Eph. 3:14-19)

December 8

Additional Scriptures for Study and Meditation

Habakkuk 3:19

Luke 11:1-13

John 15:1-11

Galatians 6:9-10

Ephesians 6:18-20

Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 3:12-14

1 Thessalonians 4:1, 9-10

Hebrews 5:11-14

Hebrews 11

1 Peter 2:1-3

2 Peter 3:18

Suggested Hymns

Higher Ground

More Holiness Give Me

More Love to Thee, O Christ

More Like Jesus

Closer to Thee

Teach Me Thy Way

Purer in Heart, O God

Purer, Yet and Purer

A Beautiful Life

One Step at a Time