Sermon based on Ephesians 4:7-16
I don’t think that you can mature in spiritual character outside of spiritual community. I don’t think that you can achieve your full potential without others who are coming alongside you, encouraging you, holding you accountable, speaking truth to you, reminding you of your goals, and sometimes, just picking you up and carrying you across that line when you can’t run anymore. I believe that something extraordinary is possible in a community of grace that is deeply purposeful, deeply invested and deeply connected. But it is going to require a deeper understanding and practice of spiritual community than we have ever known.