What Does the Bible Say About Growth? (60 Verses)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2 - "But I, brothers, could not address..."
  2. Ephesians 4:13-15 - "until we all attain to the..."
  3. 1 Corinthians 13:11 - "When I was a child, I..."
  4. Hebrews 5:12-14 - "For though by this time you..."
  5. 1 Corinthians 14:20 - "Brothers, do not be children in..."
  6. 1 Peter 2:2 - "Like newborn infants, long for the..."
  7. Luke 8:14-15 - "And as for what fell among..."
  8. Mark 4:19-20 - "but the cares of the world..."
  9. Colossians 1:28 - "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and..."
  10. Matthew 13:22-23 - "As for what was sown among..."
  11. 2 Corinthians 9:10 - "He who supplies seed to the..."
  12. Colossians 4:12 - "Epaphras, who is one of you,..."
  13. 2 Corinthians 10:15-16 - "We do not boast beyond limit..."
  14. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 - "We ought always to give thanks..."
  15. 2 Peter 3:18 - "But grow in the grace and..."
  16. 2 Corinthians 13:9 - "For we are glad when we..."
  17. Ephesians 1:17-18 - "that the God of our Lord..."
  18. 1 Thessalonians 4:10 - "for that indeed is what you..."
  19. 2 Peter 1:3 - "His divine power has granted to..."
  20. Ephesians 3:16-19 - "that according to the riches of..."
  21. Philippians 1:9 - "And it is my prayer that..."
  22. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - "and may the Lord make you..."
  23. Colossians 1:10 - "so as to walk in a..."
  24. Philippians 1:6 - "And I am sure of this,..."
  25. Colossians 2:19 - "and not holding fast to the..."
  26. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 - "I planted, Apollos watered, but God..."
  27. 1 Peter 2:1 - "So put away all malice and..."
  28. Romans 8:13-14 - "For if you live according to..."
  29. 2 Peter 1:7-8 - "and godliness with brotherly affection, and..."
  30. 2 Corinthians 7:1 - "Since we have these promises, beloved,..."
  31. Colossians 3:5-10 - "Put to death therefore what is..."
  32. Galatians 5:24 - "And those who belong to Christ..."
  33. Ephesians 4:22-24 - "to put off your old self,..."
  34. Hebrews 6:1-2 - "Therefore let us leave the elementary..."
  35. Hebrews 5:11-14 - "About this we have much to..."
  36. Romans 12:1 - "I appeal to you therefore, brothers,..."
  37. Philippians 2:12 - "Therefore, my beloved, as you have..."
  38. 2 Peter 1:5-8 - "For this very reason, make every..."
  39. James 1:4 - "And let steadfastness have its full..."
  40. Philippians 3:12 - "Not that I have already obtained..."
  41. Ephesians 4:11-12 - "And he gave the apostles, the..."
  42. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 - "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the..."
  43. Luke 2:52 - "And Jesus increased in wisdom and..."
  44. Ephesians 4:13-16 - "until we all attain to the..."
  45. Luke 1:80 - "And the child grew and became..."
  46. 1 Samuel 2:26 - "Now the young man Samuel continued..."
  47. Acts 9:22 - "But Saul increased all the more..."
  48. Colossians 1:6 - "which has come to you, as..."
  49. Matthew 13:31-33 - "He put another parable before them,..."
  50. Luke 13:18-21 - "He said therefore, "What is the..."
  51. Mark 4:30-32 - "And he said, "With what can..."
  52. Mark 4:26-29 - "And he said, "The kingdom of..."
  53. Acts 4:4 - "But many of those who had..."
  54. Acts 2:41 - "So those who received his word..."
  55. Acts 5:14 - "And more than ever believers were..."
  56. Acts 6:7 - "And the word of God continued..."
  57. Acts 9:31 - "So the church throughout all Judea..."
  58. Acts 11:21 - "And the hand of the Lord..."
  59. Acts 14:1 - "Now at Iconium they entered together..."
  60. Acts 16:5 - "So the churches were strengthened in..."

1. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2

1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

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2. Ephesians 4:13-15

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

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3. 1 Corinthians 13:11

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

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4. Hebrews 5:12-14

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

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5. 1 Corinthians 14:20

20 Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

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6. 1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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7. Luke 8:14-15

14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 15 As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

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8. Mark 4:19-20

19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

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9. Colossians 1:28

28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

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10. Matthew 13:22-23

22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."

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11. 2 Corinthians 9:10

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

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12. Colossians 4:12

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

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13. 2 Corinthians 10:15-16

15 We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence.

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14. 2 Thessalonians 1:3

3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

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15. 2 Peter 3:18

18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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16. 2 Corinthians 13:9

9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.

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17. Ephesians 1:17-18

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

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18. 1 Thessalonians 4:10

10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

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19. 2 Peter 1:3

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

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20. Ephesians 3:16-19

16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

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21. Philippians 1:9

9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

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22. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

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23. Colossians 1:10

10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

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24. Philippians 1:6

6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

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25. Colossians 2:19

19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

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26. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7

6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

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27. 1 Peter 2:1

1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

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28. Romans 8:13-14

13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

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29. 2 Peter 1:7-8

7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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30. 2 Corinthians 7:1

1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

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31. Colossians 3:5-10

5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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32. Galatians 5:24

24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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33. Ephesians 4:22-24

22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

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34. Hebrews 6:1-2

1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

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35. Hebrews 5:11-14

11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

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36. Romans 12:1

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

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37. Philippians 2:12

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

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38. 2 Peter 1:5-8

5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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39. James 1:4

4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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40. Philippians 3:12

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

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41. Ephesians 4:11-12

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

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42. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5

1 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. 3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

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43. Luke 2:52

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

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44. Ephesians 4:13-16

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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45. Luke 1:80

80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

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46. 1 Samuel 2:26

26 Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.

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47. Acts 9:22

22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

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48. Colossians 1:6

6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,

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49. Matthew 13:31-33

31 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." 33 He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."

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50. Luke 13:18-21

18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." 20 And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

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51. Mark 4:30-32

30 And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."

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52. Mark 4:26-29

26 And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

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53. Acts 4:4

4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

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54. Acts 2:41

41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

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55. Acts 5:14

14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

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56. Acts 6:7

7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

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57. Acts 9:31

31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

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58. Acts 11:21

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

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59. Acts 14:1

1 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.

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60. Acts 16:5

5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

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Table of Contents

  1. 1 Samuel 2:26
  2. Matthew 13:22-23
  3. Matthew 13:31-33
  4. Mark 4:19-20
  5. Mark 4:30-32
  6. Mark 4:26-29
  7. Luke 1:80
  8. Luke 2:52
  9. Luke 8:14-15
  10. Luke 13:18-21
  11. Acts 2:41
  12. Acts 4:4
  13. Acts 5:14
  14. Acts 6:7
  15. Acts 9:22
  16. Acts 9:31
  17. Acts 11:21
  18. Acts 14:1
  19. Acts 16:5
  20. Romans 8:13-14
  21. Romans 12:1
  22. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2
  23. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
  24. 1 Corinthians 13:11
  25. 1 Corinthians 14:20
  26. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
  27. 2 Corinthians 7:1
  28. 2 Corinthians 9:10
  29. 2 Corinthians 10:15-16
  30. 2 Corinthians 13:9
  31. Galatians 5:24
  32. Ephesians 1:17-18
  33. Ephesians 3:16-19
  34. Ephesians 4:13-15
  35. Ephesians 4:22-24
  36. Ephesians 4:11-12
  37. Ephesians 4:13-16
  38. Philippians 1:6
  39. Philippians 1:9
  40. Philippians 2:12
  41. Philippians 3:12
  42. Colossians 1:6
  43. Colossians 1:10
  44. Colossians 1:28
  45. Colossians 2:19
  46. Colossians 3:5-10
  47. Colossians 4:12
  48. 1 Thessalonians 3:12
  49. 1 Thessalonians 4:10
  50. 2 Thessalonians 1:3
  51. Hebrews 5:12-14
  52. Hebrews 5:11-14
  53. Hebrews 6:1-2
  54. James 1:4
  55. 1 Peter 2:1
  56. 1 Peter 2:2
  57. 2 Peter 1:3
  58. 2 Peter 1:7-8
  59. 2 Peter 1:5-8
  60. 2 Peter 3:18

1 Samuel 2:26

26 Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.

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Matthew 13:22-23

22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."

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Matthew 13:31-33

31 He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." 33 He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."

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Mark 4:19-20

19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

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Mark 4:30-32

30 And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."

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Mark 4:26-29

26 And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

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Luke 1:80

80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

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Luke 2:52

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

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Luke 8:14-15

14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 15 As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

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Luke 13:18-21

18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." 20 And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

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Acts 2:41

41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

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Acts 4:4

4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

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Acts 5:14

14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

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Acts 6:7

7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

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Acts 9:22

22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

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Acts 9:31

31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

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Acts 11:21

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

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Acts 14:1

1 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.

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Acts 16:5

5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

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Romans 8:13-14

13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

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Romans 12:1

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

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1 Corinthians 3:1-2

1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

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1 Corinthians 3:6-7

6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

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1 Corinthians 13:11

11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

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1 Corinthians 14:20

20 Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

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1 Corinthians 14:1-5

1 Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. 3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

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2 Corinthians 7:1

1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

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2 Corinthians 9:10

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

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2 Corinthians 10:15-16

15 We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence.

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2 Corinthians 13:9

9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.

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Galatians 5:24

24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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Ephesians 1:17-18

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

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Ephesians 3:16-19

16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

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Ephesians 4:13-15

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

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Ephesians 4:22-24

22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

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Ephesians 4:11-12

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

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Ephesians 4:13-16

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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Philippians 1:6

6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

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Philippians 1:9

9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

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Philippians 2:12

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

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Philippians 3:12

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

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Colossians 1:6

6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,

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Colossians 1:10

10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

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Colossians 1:28

28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

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Colossians 2:19

19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

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Colossians 3:5-10

5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

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Colossians 4:12

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

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1 Thessalonians 3:12

12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

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1 Thessalonians 4:10

10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

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2 Thessalonians 1:3

3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

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Hebrews 5:12-14

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

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Hebrews 5:11-14

11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

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Hebrews 6:1-2

1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

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James 1:4

4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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1 Peter 2:1

1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

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1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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2 Peter 1:3

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

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2 Peter 1:7-8

7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Peter 1:5-8

5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Peter 3:18

18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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