360 degrees growing cycles.

The inner cycle:

  • God
  • Paul – Spiritual Father
  • Barnabas – Spiritual Co-worker
  • Ephafras – Spiritual Prayers
  • Timothy – Spiritual Children/Students
  1. Paul – Spiritual Father

1 Cor 11:1

1 Thes 2:7-8 – “As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children. We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”
https://www.bible.com/116/1th.2.7-8.nlt

1 Thes 2:11-12 – “And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬https://www.bible.com/116/1th.2.11-12.nlt

Function:

  • Be examples & guidance
  • Giving love & attention
  • Giving warnings & disciplines

2. Barnabas – Spiritual Encourager

Acts 4:36 – “For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus.”
https://www.bible.com/116/act.4.36.nlt

Acts 9:27 – “Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and told them how Saul had seen the Lord on the way to Damascus and how the Lord had spoken to Saul. He also told them that Saul had preached boldly in the name of Jesus in Damascus.”
https://www.bible.com/116/act.9.27.nlt

Acts 13:2-3 – “One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.”
https://www.bible.com/116/act.13.2-3.nlt

Function

  • Acceptance & Trusting the best of us

3. Epafras – Spiritual Prayers

Eph 6:18-20 – “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.”
https://www.bible.com/116/eph.6.18-20.nlt

Functions:

  • Praying for decision
  • Praying for work & ministry
  • Praying for issues & problems

4. Timothy – Spiritual Children

Functions

  • Teachable
  • Avaiable
  • Faithful

Christopher Emmanuel
Christopher Emmanuel

Borned in Jakarta, Indonesia, 16 April 1976. Married with Rossa Veronica and blessed with Reignhart Emmanuel and Charyshart Emmanuel. Currently living in Sydney, Australia. Love to teach and motivate others about the Law of Faith.