Phil Rehberg is part of the leadership at Risen King in Redding. As an author and coach for discipleship and spiritual formation, he challenges people to step up to the plate for the maturity needed in the Christian life. Read an excerpt from an article posted on “Meat for Maturity:”
Posted on April 21, 2017 by Phil Rehberg
Sometimes we find ourselves wondering “What am I supposed to be doing in my Christian life?” But even if we aren’t wondering that, it is important to have a general idea of what discipleship and spiritual formation are all about. One place we can find this in scripture is in Paul’s prayers for the churches. One particularly helpful prayer for spiritual growth is at Philippians 1:9-11:
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” (NIV)
The progression in this prayer is fascinating. First, God wants our love to grow.
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