The pastoral burden for the church is simple: Maturity. Under-shepherds tasked with the responsibility of preaching, teaching and leading constantly struggle for the spiritual development of their people.
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:28-29, ESV)
We begin this series on discernment because discernment is a critical part of spiritual maturity. As the Christian grows in his or her ...
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