Growing Up as a Church

Let me first say something I don’t say enough – I love Christ Fellowship! It is a joy to be your pastor. I am humbled by the work God continues to do in our midst. Five years ago, this church did not exist. By God’s grace, we are now a growing, healthy, and diverse body of believers.

And yet – while preparing for the past two sermons in Hebrews, I have been greatly convicted and challenged as a pastor. As a church, are we still on the bottle or ready for solid food? What is my role as a shepherd to help us mature?

This post is meant as a follow-up to both sermons. If you missed one (or both), you can catch up at the links below:

October 7 – Hebrews 5:11-14 – “A Better Diet”

October 21 – Hebrews 6:1-12 – “A Better Assurance”

Here are the questions again for all of us to consider together:

  • Are you growing in your walk with Christ?
  • Is your spiritual gift being used in our church?
  • Are you engaged in the work of making disciples?

As you consider these questions, remember that you are not alone. We are in this together. We are better together.

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“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:1-5


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