One of our life’s purposes is to become like Jesus; to grow in character and to grow spiritually. Paul, writing to the church in Rome said it this way – “From the very beginning, God decided that those who came to Him … should become like His son.”
But, we can’t grow on our own. We have to have other people in our lives who will help us to grow; other people who will encourage us and build us up. It’s another reason why, as a church community we’re “better together”.
The Bible gives us many tools for helping us grow together. They include: • affirming each other’s worth (with acceptance, attention, affection and appreciation) • praying for one another • admitting our own mistakes, and • encouraging each other’s commitment