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We have tools for personal devotions, praying with your spouse, a family devotional checklist, praying the Scriptures, and more.
We offer a ton of free resources to help you in your walk.
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For as little as $5.00 a month you can get access to our exclusive “Date Night” podcast where Caleb and Lacacia talk about faith, theology, homeschooling, parenting, and whatever else may come up. You also get early access to any of our written blog posts.
For $25 a month you get everything from the $5.00 level plus a chapter each month from whatever book we are currently writing, a free copy of any book we publish before it is released to the public, and pre-release access to our videos that we make.
Finally, our BEST membership for $50 a month, you get everything in the first two levels plus access to all our premium courses we create, you will also have the luxury of our monthly online Q&A and YouTube live with Caleb Hegg.
Have you ever sat down to spend time with the Lord and simply didn't know where to start?
The first step in spending time with the Lord is making it a priority and setting time aside. But the second step is making sure you get the most out of that time. Many Christians know they should read their Bible and pray but even this can be challenging. If you feel like you are in this place don’t give up.
With a little guidance, your personal time with the Lord can become the best part of your day. Whether it’s using prayer apps to keep your thoughts organized, praying the Scriptures to get your mind in the right place, or listening to the Bible to help you focus, a little guidance can make all the difference.
We believe that Christ came to pay the debt we have incurred through sin and fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant, “in your seed, all the nations of the earth will be blessed.” Through the death, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord, the Abrahamic Covenant was fulfilled as every person on earth has the ability to come into covenant relationship with God.
We serve the great King and are citizens of His kingdom. It is our goal to produce various tools that can help you better understand the Bible, pray the Scriptures, strengthen your prayer life, and draw closer to Jesus. This begins with personal devotion, then works outward. Whether it’s teaching your children about Christ, joining a small group, or taking a more active role at your church, being a disciple of Christ should reach into every aspect of our lives.
Growing in Messiah.. is dedicated to helping people understand what it means to be covenant members. At the foundation of the biblical covenants is the Abrahamic covenant. This covenant gives the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is from this promise that the rest of the biblical covenants stand.
Believers have been given a charge our Lord, to “go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matt. 28:19) In order to make disciples we must first be disciples. This means dedicated our lives to serving and glorifying God. James tells us, “draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:8) If God feels far off it means you need to make some moves. The first step in drawing near to God and being a better disciple is dedicating yourself to daily bible reading and prayer. We have created some great tools to help you stay focused and track your progress. This might seem like it is too far out of your reach, but start small. Dedicate five to ten minutes a day to spending time with God. As this becomes a habit you will naturally want to dedicate more time to the Lord.
Need help jump-starting your prayer life? One of the best ways to start your personal prayer time is by praying the Scriptures. This can be a difficult task if you’ve never done it before. One of the things many Christians say is they simply don’t know where to start. Prayer is a conversation and God has already spoken. Praying the Scriptures back to God is a wonderful way to interact with our King, hear His Words, and focus on what God has said. We have created a free guide to praying the Scriptures and continue to produce resources that can help you dive into the Word during your prayer time.
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One of the benefits of spending personal time with the Lord on a daily basis is it keeps us excited about our faith.
When we spend time in the presents of the Almighty God we will inevitably talk about it with our friends. Many believers want to share their faith with their friends, family, and even strangers, but simply don’t know where to start. We believe sharing the Gospel comes naturally when we are excited about God and our faith. Daily devotions cultivate a stronger relationship with Jesus, and a stronger relationship with Jesus means the natural want to talk to people about our faith? Have you ever been around someone who loves football, is a strict vegan, or regularly does CrossFit? Chances are they have told you all about it. This is because we naturally talk about the things that make us excited. If you want to become better at sharing the Gospel, start by dedicating time each day to the Lord.
Being a covenant member starts with personal devotion but is not an individual sport. We are called to share our life with other covenant members. This is done in Church, small groups, home church, and prayer groups. Finding a gospel-centered Church is vital to strengthening our faith, but this is not always the easiest thing to do. We have written multiple articles on finding a solid Church and have talked at length about starting a small group. Being part of a biblical community can oftentimes be difficult, but it can also be one of the greatest joys in a believer’s life.
C.H. Spurgeon once told a story about a Welsh pastor that was asked what he thought of a younger preacher's sermon.
The pastor responded that he didn’t think it was that great. When asked why the preacher explained that although the sermon was well delivered and had some great illustrations and compelling stories, it didn’t have anything about Christ. The younger preacher explained that the text didn’t have anything about Christ so this is why he didn’t speak of Christ. The Welsh pastor responded that no matter what road a person was on in all of Britain, it could eventually lead them to London, so too, every passage in Scripture, although it might not be about Christ, but it could get them to Christ.
One of the reasons we like this story so much is because we believe Christ is the goal of every story in the entire Scriptures. Whether it’s the Abrahamic Covenant, the Exodus, the story of David and Goliath, or the warning of the prophets to Israel, all roads lead to Christ. Growing in Messiah is excited to show everyone how every page of the Bible leads to Jesus.
Looking for a subject for your small group or personal study? Start with the biblical covenants and see how God’s plan of salvation was put into action from the day man fell to sin. God created man to be in covenant relationship with Him but sin changed us. It separated us from the infinitely holy God. The Gospel message is God’s plan on how to deal with sin and bring us back into covenant relationship with Him.
Caleb Hegg and Lacacia Cardoza started Growing in Messiah to help believers no matter where they are in their walk with Christ. Although Caleb grew up in a very religious home, it wasn’t until his late 20’s that he began to have a personal relationship with Christ. This began when Lacacia started asking some deep theological questions about the Gospel. Caleb started to study the Abrahamic covenant and the Exodus story in order to answer these difficult questions and realized the centrality of Christ in all Scripture, not just the New Testament. This sparked a passion for the biblical covenants and the Gospel message that is found throughout the Bible.
Whether you grew up in a believing home or not, know a good amount of theology or are a new believer, read through your Bible every year, or haven’t made it through once. We believe there is something here for you.