In our text this week Paul tells us the purpose behind his work in ministry: to present the church MATURE in Christ. To be mature is to be fully grown, complete, and not lacking.
We all start as babies in the faith, but like all living things, we were designed to grow. Starting out as a baby is expected, remaining that way is a tragedy.
Our worst decisions in life are attributed to spiritual immaturity; many of the problems we experience in our relationships can be attributed to spiritual immaturity; and God does not trust the spiritually immature with heaven's resources as he does with the spiritually mature person.
On the other hand, your best decisions are on the other side of spiritual maturity. Your sweetest moments in relationships will be enjoyed once you experience more spiritual maturity. And God will begin to entrust you with more responsibility and authority as you mature and prepare yourself to receive from Him.
So how do we become spiritually mature?
In this sermon, David Hunzicker reminds us that we must understand that ultimately it's God's work to make you fully complete, but he expects your full participation. Then, he offers us a few practical steps that anyone can take to become spiritually mature.
No matter where you are right now, you can take one step in the right direction this week. And that's what we will do together.
Key Text: Colossians 1:24-29