Summary: To show that we have to be mature in our teachings.

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Are you mature in your teachings?




To show that we have to be mature in our teachings.


Hebrews 6:3 (Amplified Bible)

6:3 If indeed God permits, we will [now] proceed [to advanced teaching].


I am for perfection, I aim for love and peace.


We Will Do If God Allows


A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70

B. Style of writing: Best Greek style

C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos

D. Audience: Hebrew Christians

E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Keyword: better


A. If GOD permits

"If indeed God permits,"

1 Corinthians 4:19 (Amplified Bible)

4:19 But I will come to you [and] shortly, if the Lord is willing, and then I will perceive and understand not what the talk of these puffed up and arrogant spirits amount to, but their force (the moral power and excellence of soul they really possess).

1 Corinthians 16:7 (Amplified Bible)

16:7 For I am unwilling to see you right now [just] in passing, but I hope later to remain for some time with you, if the Lord permits.

James 4:15 (Amplified Bible)

4:15 You ought instead to say, If the Lord is willing, we shall live and we shall do this or that [thing].

B. We will proceed to advanced teaching

"we will [now] proceed [to advanced teaching]."

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty. John Finley

I believe that the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification. Peggy Cahn

Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another. F. Scott Fitzgerald

—Great Thoughts

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. Ann Landers

—Illustrations Unlimited

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things—including the fear of childishness and the desire to be grown-up. C. S. Lewis

—Illustrations Unlimited

Colossians 3:14 (Amplified Bible)

3:14 And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].

Hebrews 6:1 (Amplified Bible)

6:1 THEREFORE LET us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God,

The world will not care what we know until they know we care. Gene Barron

—Illustrations Unlimited


I am for perfection, I aim for love and peace.

1 Corinthians 13:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

13:1 IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

13:2 And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

2 Corinthians 13:11 (New International Version)

13:11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

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