If you have trusted in Christ and followed Him earnestly for some time you have undoubtedly observed people coming into and wandering out of the Christian faith and community. People who had earlier expressed some measure of identification with Jesus do forsake Him regardless of how energetic their initiation was.
The Apostle Paul was very much aware of this spiritual dynamic. While he was reaching new cities with the Gospel he was also reaching back to ensure that those who had previously trusted Christ were spiritually healthy and progressing toward maturity. This aspect of protecting and growing new converts into disciples of Jesus is just as important as helping non-believers make an initial profession of trust in Him.
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