Are we on a plateau in our Christian lives or are we climbing a hill? Is there spiritual growth in our church life? 1 Corinthians 1 verse 26 asks ‘Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Before we were called we were dead in our trespasses and sin. God did a work of love in our hearts but our faith has grown and strengthened since that day.

It is so easy to get into a spiritual rut and to rest on our laurels. The Christian life is a struggle, it was never meant to be easy. We are battling against the spiritual darkness of the world, the flesh and the devil. As Christian found in Pilgrim’s Progress it was hard work for him to reach the heavenly city but the reward was more than worth it.