People help people grow; there’s power in example. Trying to rebuild a car engine by reading a book will only get you so far. Rebuilding an engine by training with a world-class mechanic will quickly make you a pro! The principle here is that we grow and learn well by following the examples of others who have gone before us. God -who wrote the blueprint for humanity- tells us to live according to this truth by intentionally partnering with other faithful Christ-followers so we can learn from and eventually teach them as well.
The Apostle, Paul (one of the earliest and most well-known Christian leaders) told his protege: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2)
See the pattern that Paul wanted Timothy to follow? Paul had invested his life into Timothy, helping him to grow, now he’s here, telling him to invest his life into others…who would also invest their lives.
The pattern is for a kind of spiritual multiplication where people grow with the help of others. The added benefit is that sharing life -with all its joys, trials, fears, moments of beauty and moments of grief- is the best way to live. That’s why we are committed to following God’s pattern for spiritual growth. Growing with God together, on purpose…intentional discipleship.
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