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Pastoral Letter 21st January 2024

Pastor Steaven Cheung

To Grow like Christ did.

‘And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and man’.  Luke 2:52

The ultimate goal of discipleship is to become a person who reveals Christ in every decision and in every sphere of a disciple’s life. To become Christ-like encompasses myriad areas of our lives. Patience, kindness, courage… the list goes on. It is not an endeavour that’s easily undertaken.

But there is an aspect of Christ which is available to all and is perhaps the most simple to align ourselves with. In Luke 2 we have a moment when Jesus as a young man, who despite His youth, was amazing and confounding teachers of the law many decades more studied than He was. Towards the end of this passage however is a surprising statement from Luke where God incarnate, the one who was truth Himself, grew in wisdom and stature.

There’s something encouraging in that reality. That to be growing in wisdom and stature is also following in the footsteps of Christ. That by continuing to choose to grow, learn and be challenged; a disciple is practicing Christlikeness.

It’s a humbling thing to keep in our minds, that maturity in Christ is not a state one reaches and remains in, but a journey of continual growth and wonder in God. To grow is to follow in the footsteps of our Lord.

So where is the Holy Spirit challenging you to grow in this season? In what areas do you need to be shaken from your comfort?

Let’s pray this week for growth in our hearts and souls as we continue in our journey towards Heaven.









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