As essential as sound doctrine is, it takes a variety of spiritual experiences to produce spiritual maturity. Jesus didn’t say, “I have come that you might study.” What He did say was, “I have come that you may have life!”
If Christianity were merely a philosophy, then our primary activity might be studying. But Christianity is a relationship; a life to be experienced. As a result, what most of us need is not another bible study. Instead, we need to take advantage of the opportunities we have within community and discover;
- ministry experiences – where we can apply what they know.
- relational experiences – where they can experience acceptance, accountability and care.
- worship experiences – a climate where we can connect with God heart to heart.