A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson

 


A WORD FROM THE PASTOR
We are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15b

In this passage from the Apostle Paul, he clearly states that Christians are to grow up in all aspects - loving God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:29-20). This is not an immediate happening, but a process that takes a lifetime.

The question we all need to ask from time to time in our spiritual journey - “Am I still growing in Christ?”

One of the biggest challenges many believers contend, is that they do not think they need to grow! Why is it that once a person knows he/she is a Christian and has been made to sit together with Christ in heaven, and been given heaven’s blessed assurance, he/she loses interest in the things of God.

Paul’s divinely inspired words are clear and mean more than “that we are to grow into resemblance to Him, or that our growth is to be according to His example. It means that as He is the source from which the grace or power comes that makes it possible for us to grow, He is also the object and goal to which our growth in its every stage must look and is to be directed.” (Expositor’s Greek NT)

Christ is the Aim and Goal of the growth of the body and He is the Source of our growth. May 2018 be a year of significant spiritual growth for you in all aspects into Him.


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