”But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Repeatedly Scripture urges us, as it does in this passage, to grow spiritually and in our knowledge of our Savior. We cannot do this on our own or by ourselves. But God, in His mercy, has provided both the means whereby we can grow, such as prayer and the careful study of His Word, and His Spirit, by Whom He enables us to do what we cannot do in our own strength.
In community we can bond together with the like-minded to help one another and help a hurting world in Jesus name. It is in the practice of loving others outside our comfortable community that it is particularly challenging. I enjoy and truly appreciate participating in the shared wisdom of Christians in community venues e.g. local church, the Centennial Institute, the Truth Project and many others. But how do we get out of the comfort zone and actually do something relevant? Where do we go from here?