Posts Tagged 'spiritual maturity'

Waxed Strong in Spirit

March 15th, 2018

Waxed Strong in Spirit

Luke 1:80 (KJB) And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

This short succinct verse has much to say about the time of maturing in John’s youth.  His growing and maturing years were spent in the desert.  Not the palace.

The growth of Paul (formerly known as Saul) who mingled with men of law, sprouting forth from the feet of Gamaliel, and on ...

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Put Your “Big Boy” Pants on And Grow Up!

December 2nd, 2017

Put Your “Big Boy” Pants on And Grow Up!

Hebrews 5:13-14 (KJB) For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

The diet of an infant is certainly much different than that eaten by an adult.

An infant’s life starts out with small ...

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Grow Up!

July 22nd, 2017

Grow Up!

1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJB)   When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Every person had a childhood when he or she was nurtured by parents(s) and fostered by other adult family members and has grown from infanthood to adulthood hopefully as mature and productive adults.

When an infant is born he or she is not ready ...

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Are You Perceived as A “Crackerjack Christian”?

February 5th 2016

Are You Perceived as A “Crackerjack Christian”?

But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:15-16 KJV)

Those who choose to follow after spiritual things of Christ are often looked upon as “crazy” or “Crackerjack Christians” by those who are quite comfortable deeply entrenched in the darkness of the ...

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Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

January 23rd 2016

Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:4-5 KJV)

Spiritually mature women are to serve as godly examples who are mirroring patterns of biblical living for the younger generation in their midst.  God has clearly ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 6th 2015

The elders of the church are the backbone.

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. (1 Timothy 5:17-18 KJV)

Timothy is speaking about elders in the church.  Elders are the backbone of a healthy church.  The wisdom these elder gentlemen have gained over ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 15th 2014

We are born naturally self-centered not God centered.

For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. (Philippians 2:20-21 KJV)

Things have not changed dramatically since the early church.  It was hard to find God fearing individuals who put the needs of God and others above their own needs in biblical times as it is today.  Paul was not able to find like-minded men ...

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