In 2 Peter 3:18, the apostle Peter commands his readers to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. Are you growing in your Christian faith? Are you obeying the apostle Paul’s command “to walk worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1)?
Growing in godliness is the responsibility of every Christian. It’s a process that begins when we first trust Christ to save us and continues until we go home to be with Him in heaven. We will never reach perfection in this life (1 John 1:8), so we always need to press on and march forward.
The word “discipleship” is often used to describe this process of Christian growth. A disciple is basically a person who learns from someone else. Jesus had 12 disciples who learned from Him constantly (Matthew 10:1), but many other people sat under His teaching. Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, He commanded his disciples to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
So as Christians all of us need both to be discipled and also to disciple others. Depending on your level of Christian maturity, you might be doing more of one than the other. But discipleship should be an important part of every Christian’s life. And here at Faith we want to provide resources to assist in this process of discipleship.
The following links contain lists of helpful books and websites. We recommend them highly as tools both to help you grow spiritually and also to share with others so that they can grow.