Take a moment to define and elaborate on these words: proclaim, admonish, teach. What is the ministry that Paul has been called to do?
What does it mean to be “fully mature” in Christ?
Verse 29 seems to present a paradox—Paul is strenuously working to share the gospel, but it is Christ who gives him strength. How do we make sense of this relationship between human effort and God’s power? When have you experienced this dynamic in your own life?
Give some examples of what it looks like to be “fully mature in Christ.” What would it take for you to grow in your spiritual maturity? What would it take for our church as a whole to be “fully mature”?
Our vision statement at Lake is inspired from this passage: “Presenting each one complete in Christ.” How have you seen this vision lived out at our church? How might God be calling you to put these words into practice this week?