In his book Newton on the Christian Life: To Live is Christ, Tony Reinke shows us Newton’s growth chart of the Christian life in chapter 7 (the title of this post is actually the title of the chapter).
- Working on the seasons of planted corn, Newton says the Christian life starts off like a blade of corn. We are like children who know nothing except that we have been saved by the death of Christ. New life has begun, but “as spiritual infants we all do foolish things.”
- Next blade grows into an ear of corn. The child becomes a teen. The teen grows in math, and he or she will need it. They will learn to die to themselves rather than following their every emotion, especially when they don’t feel God’s presence. They become aware of their weaknesses, and thus are ore loving, kind…
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