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  • Mature Maturity And Maturing.

    Contributed by John Gullick on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,587 views

    A sermon that discusses the need for maturity for the believer and the church = "Only a mature plant will produce good fruit."

    New. Maturity. Have you ever noticed that the most mature fruit comes from the most mature plants. You don’t get good apples from immature trees! Maturity over recent years has received a bad press. The value of immaturity has been popularised at the expense of Maturity. In todays world ...read more

  • Maturity Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 16, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,676 views

    This sermon seeks to outline both the Scriptural precedence for and three characteristics of spiritual maturity.

    Maturity Acts 17 August 18, 2002 Intro: A. [Paul Harvey’s "For What It’s Worth"] Our For What It’s Worth Department hears from Hershey, Pennsylvania—where the woman in the Mercedes had been waiting patiently for a parking place to open up. The shopping mall was crowded. The woman in the ...read more

  • Maturity

    Contributed by David Taylor on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 975 views

    We must pursue maturity in faith

    Maturity: The Purpose of Christian Community Church Moving Ahead Together, Part 2 September 5, 2004 NIV Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous ...read more

  • Mature Series

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on May 12, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,068 views

    The church was designed to be an irresistible community. Yet people are not always drawn to it. How can we change that?

    2. An Irresistible Community: 1 Corinthians March 14, 2010 Mature Have you ever wondered what Spiritual maturity looks like? We all start out as infants. When we are born we are weak and helpless. We depend on our parents for survival. We cannot eat for ourselves, we cannot drink for ...read more

  • Be Mature

    Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,844 views

    While the text is about the gift of tongues, Paul greater concern is how all the gifts of the Spirit are being used for personal gain with little thought of others. Paul would encourage the building up of the body of Christ instead.

    Epiphany 5 C 1 Corinthians 14:12-20 02/08/04 A recent front-page story in the Wall Street Journal (January 6, 2004) reported U.S. Marines being trained for duty in Iraq are getting drilled in people skills as well as heavy weaponry. They are receiving instruction about staying respectful as ...read more

  • On To Maturity

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,017 views

    Some believers seem stuck in spiritual infancy; the author of Hebrews urges them to advance to the "meat" of Christian faith & doctrine and start discipling others.

    “On To Maturity” Hebrews 5:12-6:12 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts For a young couple, there’s nothing more wonderful than the birth of a baby. But as much as the parents and grandparents love to hold that bundle of joy, it’s their desire that this ...read more

  • Mature Faith

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 987 views

    Study with me the five purposes of the church – five experiences that can make us strong disciples, able to serve our Master.

    My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (NRSVA) ...read more

  • Modern Maturity Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on May 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,031 views

    Part of a series in Philippians, we’re encouraged to mature in our faith.

    Modern Maturity Phil. 3:15-16 Here are the Top 10 ways to know you’re growing older: 10. Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work. 9. The gleam in your eye is from the sun hitting your bifocals. 8. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. 7. You look forward ...read more

  • Maturity Myths Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Jan 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,001 views

    Maturity is the goal for every believer, but these common myths may keep us from attaining it!

    Maturity Myths COLOSSIANS 3: 9-14 1. Illus. of game called “Sweetlicks.” • Big console with 15-20 holes. At random times, a cartoon character head would pop us out of the hole for a second or two. Object of the game was to use foam rubber bat to knock them back down again. • Problem was, ...read more

  • Spirtitual Maturity

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Aug 31, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,573 views

    How many people have professed Jesus and never grown? They professed Jesus years ago and have remained spiritual babes for years. They never discern fully right from wrong.

    Heb 5:12-14 (13) INTRO: Peter Pan Syndrome 1. A person becomes immature because he refuses to grow up spiritually The Hebrew believers refused to move beyond the first principles of God’s Word. "First principles" (stoicheia tēs archēs) means the basic principles of God’s ...read more

  • Christian Maturity

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Dec 14, 2009
     | 1,936 views

    A mature Christian cannot easily be shaken by this world because of their devotion to Jesus.

    Christian Maturity INTRODUCTION Christendom is full of people who call themselves Christians, yet they fail to manifest the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives. Oh, by the standards of the world they may live disciplined lives, and they are what most folk would call good people, but they ...read more

  • Christian Maturity Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,634 views

    How to become a mature Christian.

    Christian maturity. Philippians 3:12-16 WBC 5 Mar 06pm V15 "all of us who are mature should take such a view" - but - what is maturity? "Christian maturity?" Am I mature? Are you? Well- elsewhere there are all kinds of definitions of maturity - Educationally: "gratification deferment". ...read more

  • Marks Of Maturity

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 116 ratings
     | 12,496 views

    A description of four marks of Christian maturity.

    I found a poem on the internet that I would like to share with you. It bears some striking resemblances to a very well-known poem. Listen carefully, though, because it is not quite the poem that you might expect. One night, I had a wondrous dream; One set of footprints there was ...read more

  • Obstacles To Maturity

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,072 views

    In the parable of the sower and the seeds, Jesus identifies three categories of obstacles to maturity.

    The Bible uses a lot of agricultural metaphors. The prophet Isaiah describes Judah as a vineyard planted on a fertile hillside. “He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop ...read more

  • Maturity Levels Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 22, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,177 views

    There are four maturity levels in the Christian life. John explores each level, the strengths and weaknesses of each in this delightful passage.

    Levels of Maturity 1 John 2:12-14 Ill. The work of Japanese painter Hokusai spanned many years before his death in 1849 at age 89. But toward the end of his life, the artist dismissed as nothing all the work he had done before age 50. It was only after he reached 70 that he felt he was turning ...read more