Biblical And Practical Principles On House Church Multiplication - Apex Elders - June 13, 2009

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Colossians 1.28-29 NIV We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in meESV Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
1. What is Christian Maturity

2. What is the process of Christian Maturity

  1. By warning (admonishing) others. 
  2. By teaching others.  We are all called to teach.  Whether you like it or not you are teaching others by how you live.  What are you teaching them.  Paul says we proclaim Christ.
  3. By suffering for others (labor to the point of exhaustion, struggling - agony).  True discipleship does not occur if their is not a suffering component.  Making disciples is hard, agonizing work.  Break your heart, schedule.  Need to ask NOT how can I change discipleship to fit my lifestyle BUT how do we change our lifestyles to make biblical disciples?  Are we willing to adjust our careers, pay scales, move to different types of places to make disciplesIt is hard, but very rewarding!  If you choose to become involved in HC you will get hurt.  There are hurting people.  Did Jesus get involved in our mess.
    1. It's with his strength.
3. Who is involved in Christian Maturity