Passage: Acts 18:18-28
Athletes don't expect to skip their time in the gym and then win a championship. Musicians don't expect to skip practicing scales with a metronome and master their instrument. Why would a Christian expect to be able to skip steps and grow in Christ? In today's text, we see the early church community not skipping steps and putting in the hard work of building community, learning to trust God, and following after Jesus as they grow in experiencing an abundant life in Christ.