Luke 2:41-52; Ephesians 4:11-16
If you know Christ, you can grow in Christ.
Spiritual growth is not automatic
It requires a desire, a decision and discipline.
Strategy for Developing Believers Toward Maturity:
Spiritual growth is a process
There are no shortcuts to maturity (Philippians 2:12)
Spiritual growth happens in community (Acts 2 - Acts 4)
Jesus grew mentally (wisdom), physically (stature), spiritually (God), and socially (men).
We must measure up to Christ, becoming more like Him each day.
We must stand firm in our doctrine.
We must speak the truth in love.
Reach out in love to one another within the body of Christ.