Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.2 Corinthians 13:11
We will no longer be immature like children…Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. Ephesians 4:14-16
Scriptures use the analogy of human growth from child to adult to explain spiritual growth. As Christian’s we must grow into the spiritual likeness of our Father, and become spiritually mature in heart and mind. This is a process that takes a lifetime, but begins at baptism when our past life is buried and we begin life anew.
The reality of Christian growth is that it begins after we repent and reject the ways of this world in favour of God’s ways. Then, the gift of the Holy Spirit imparts spiritual life, in a similar way that physical conception imparts physical life. The spirit of God works with our human spirit and makes it possible for us to begin to grow towards the goal of spiritual rebirth as spirit beings in the Kingdom of God. But there are many lessons to be learned and much spiritual fruit to be borne before that glorious moment when we inherit the Kingdom. We hope some of these sermons will help you in your life’s walk towards spiritual maturity.
- Are You Listening to God?
- Good Judgment or Judgmental?
- The Narrow Path
- Restoring the Walls of Honour
- Beginning of Wisdom: Fear of God
- Scripture or Social Proof?
- Preparing for Spiritual Warfare
- Understanding Righteousness
- Towards Completion
Christian Faith (Series)