Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Ephesians 4:15-16 (NIV)
All living things grow. Since the Christian has been made spiritually alive in Christ, all Christians should grow over the entire course of their lives. Something is wrong if we’re not growing and doing the things that lead to growth. So, we encourage everyone to take advantage of some of the many opportunities we have to grow together.