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Taking a look at Paul's call for the unity of the body of Christ, and the steps of maturity that he offers for growing up into Christ with our brothers and sisters.
Looks can be very deceiving. What seems perfectly fine outwardly can be less than desirable inside, so be careful of judging a book by its cover! The church of Corinth may have looked good from a distance, but up close, a different story emerged.
In this message we explore five marks of Christian maturity as outlined by Paul in Ephesians 4:7-16 and what we can do to mature.
Besides looking cute, what do babies do best? They grow! Sometimes slowly, others times quickly, but, step by step, over the years babies turn into kids, into youth, into adults! Physically we are programmed to grow, the same is true spiritually! There is an expected growth curve to the Christian life. The good news is that while our role in the growth process is often difficult it is also quite doable!
"As we mature, our devotion actually overwhelms Him."
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Philippians 3 vv12-16. Mature Christians should be able to acknowledge that they do not know Christ perfectly yet, either in their understanding of doctrine or in living out consistent holy lives. Yet we are called to pursue and strive to know Christ perfectly day-by-day, with the understanding that we will fully know Him when we are taken to be with Him in glory.
This week continues the M's series and this week we look at Maturity. Pete presents 3 short talks on Maturity, Maturity as a Church and Ongoing Church. Pete also looks how church is like a bunch of bananas