Colossians 2:6-7 – A Journey of Faith

    • Life is compared to a walk in the Bible.
    • We’re instructed to walk in wisdom, love, light, obedience, and in the Spirit.
    • Emphasis on not walking through life alone, finding community in the Body of Christ.

Three Reasons to Walk with Others:

    • Safety: Life is safer when we walk with others.
    • Support: Running together in life ensures endurance and prevents burnout.
    • Wisdom: Learning and correction are more likely when walking with others.

Ephesians 4:16 – The Importance of Community

    • The body of Christ grows and thrives when each part does its special work.
    • Other people help us grow into the person God intended us to be.

Emotional Maturity and Love

    • Bible knowledge and spiritual gifts are insufficient without emotional maturity.
    • Jesus emphasized loving God and others; emotional maturity is key to fulfilling this command.
    • Galatians 5:6 underscores that faith works through love.

Discipleship Course on Emotional Maturity

    • Maturing emotionally is crucial but often neglected.
    • Advancements in technology contribute to a decline in emotional health.
    • This series aims to guide from brokenness to wholeness.

Key Areas for Emotional Maturity:

    • Defensiveness
    • Low Self-Awareness
    • Isolation
    • Blaming


    • Wholeness
    • High Self-Awareness
    • Approachability
    • Taking Responsibility
    • Delight
    • Encouragement

Community Temperature Reading (CTR)

  • Introduces the concept of improving the temperature between individuals.
  • Shares five categories in relationships.

1. Appreciations:

      • Expressing gratitude keeps relationships strong.
      • Positive impact on relationships and individuals.
      • Culturally significant; our brains are designed to receive appreciations. 

    2. Handling Misunderstandings: Puzzled, Not Angry

      • Jumping to negative conclusions is human nature.
      • Using “I’m puzzled” instead of anger fosters understanding.
      • Encourages a loving approach instead of judgment.

    3. Complaints with Possible Solutions:

      • Complaints are normal but should be constructive.
      • “I notice, I prefer” approach fosters teamwork and positive change.

    4. Sharing New Information:

      • Transparency and sharing updates are crucial for healthy relationships.
      • Failure to communicate can lead to confusion and misunderstandings.

     5. Hopes and Dreams:

      • Sharing aspirations deepens family and community bonds.
      • Listening to each other’s hopes and dreams enriches relationships.


      • Regularly practice CTR and express appreciations.
      • Approach misunderstandings with a puzzled and loving mindset.
      • Share new information transparently.
      • Foster a culture of sharing hopes and dreams within the community.
      • Remember the importance of emotional maturity in walking together in love.


      • Emotional maturity is a vital aspect of Christian growth and love.
      • Walking together in love requires intentional effort and openness.
      • Let us commit to this discipleship course and grow into the fullness of emotional maturity as we journey together in faith.

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