By: Brad Rogers
As a pastor, I have noticed that whenever people become isolated, trouble usually follows. In my own life, some of my greatest times of growth have come when others were courageously, thoughtfully and gracefully willing to show me where the reality of my life did not line up with the life Jesus called me to live. As much as I would like to avoid such conversations, God has used them to help me become more like Jesus. Sometimes though, I just to hide from others and do my own thing, pursue my own desires. When I do, I am prone to think that I am only hurting myself. In this short article, Tim Challies shows how that is just not the case. As you read it, I invite you to think about your involvement in the community of Christ as it relates to your own growth as well as the growth of others.