Resources on Christian Maturity

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Topical Study on Christian Maturity Christian maturity is a state of relatively advanced wisdom, sanctification, and spiritual wholeness. Spiritually whole people fit God's design for flourishing. They long in certain classic ways. They are students of the Word. They possess character consistency. Their motives include faith and gratitude. They practice spiritual disciplines and enjoy some... Christian Maturity Study Guide https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/august-2018-post-pentecost-worship-planning-series/eleventh-sunday-after-pentecost-2018-planning-notes/eleventh-sunday-after-pentecost-2018-faith-formation Study Guide Topics: Love , Humility , Patience , Unity Source: Discipleship Ministries This study guide for spiritual formation, based on Ephesians 4:1-16, discusses the calling of Christians to grow to maturity in Christ and to build others up in love. Grow Up: Christian Maturity in 140 Characters Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/grow-christian-maturity-140-characters Devotional Topics: Maturity , Teaching , Truth , Community Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Reflecting on Christian maturity, this devotional on Ephesians 4:11-16 discusses how the Church—the Body of Christ—grows and develops through the work of the laity. This growth depends on learning God's truth taught through the clergy. Do You Want to Grow Up? An Invitation to Christian Maturity Article by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/do-you-want-grow-invitation-christian-maturity Article by Mark D Roberts Topics: Spiritual Growth , Discipleship , Knowledge of God , Faith Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling If we are to grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ, we must resolve to make pursuing spiritual maturity a top priority. Unpacking the Mystery Element of Worship by Unknown http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/unpacking-the-mystery-philippians-3- Element of Worship by Unknown Topics: Maturity , Hope , Resurrection , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service plan centered around Philippians 3 with the theme that Christian maturity eagerly reaches forward to the full hope of glory that Christ by his resurrection has provided for us. Christian Realism: Basic Bible Commentary on Romans 5 Commentary/Exegesis by Robert Jewett https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4521/romans-5-basic-bible-commentary Commentary/Exegesis by Robert Jewett Topics: Suffering , Peace , Reconciliation , Justification Source: Ministry Matters Robert Jewett's commentary on Romans 5 sees the chapter as grounded in "Christian realism" about present suffering leading to maturity, in contrast to hope of God's glory in the future. Christian Baptism Sermon (Complete) by Hugh Stowell Brown https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/christian-baptism Sermon (Complete) by Hugh Stowell Brown Topics: Christ , Christian , Baptism , Lord’s Supper Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Colossians 2:12, Hugh Stowell Brown explains why baptists believe that immersion is the only valid method of baptism, and that believers in Christ are the only legitimate recipients of baptism. The Death of the Christian Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-death-of-the-christian Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Death , Aging , Heaven , Angel Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Job 5:26, Charles Spurgeon says that for Christians death is inevitable; death is acceptable; death is honorable; and death is timely. No Christian dies too soon or too late. The Mystery of the Christian Faith Preached Sermon (Complete) by Philip-Michael F Tangorra http://www.hprweb.com/2015/03/homilies-for-march-2015-2/ Sermon (Complete) by Philip-Michael F Tangorra Topics: Mystery , Resurrection , Spiritual Growth Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review The mystery of the Christian faith is emphasized and explained in these seven homilies. This mystery means that Christ accompanies us home after Communion, just like on the road to Emmaus, and that we are resurrected. How Do Christians Grow and Mature? Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/how-do-christians-grow-and-mature/ Article by David Fitch Topics: Maturity , Leadership , Obedience , Sanctification Source: Missio Alliance David Fitch outlines and evaluates two different ways that Christians often mature in their faith. Why Christians Should Care about Rights Article by Susan R Holman http://www.livedtheology.org/resources/on-the-righteousness-of-rights/ Article by Susan R Holman Topics: Righteousness , Social Justice , Liberation theology , Politics Source: The Project on Lived Theology In this scholarly article, patristics scholar Susan Holman writes about human rights and argues Christians should care about rights on the basis of the mandate in Matthew 25:31-46 to perform acts of "righteousness." Developing Christian Maturity Sermon Illustration by Twila Paris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/february/2879.html Sermon Illustration by Twila Paris Topics: Maturity , Emotion , Spiritual Growth , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Ephesians 4:13-14 quotes Twila Paris as saying, "A big part of Christian maturity is learning to let God keep you steady...ruled less and less by your emotions and circumstances." Real Maturity Sermon Illustration by Bernard of Clairvaux http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/january/4159.html Sermon Illustration by Bernard of Clairvaux Topics: Maturity , Love , Spiritual Growth , Illustration Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Ephesians 4:15 or 2 Peter 3:18 focuses on the four stages of Christian maturity and the direction toward which our love is focused within each of these four stages. Full Text Hymns on Christian Maturity By cool Siloan's shady rillPD
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Settling Into Maturity Audio/Video by Phyllis Tickle http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/settling-into-maturity Audio/Video by Phyllis Tickle Topics: Maturity , Aging , Meditation , Adulthood Source: The Work of the People In this video interview, Phyllis Tickle discusses the nature of quiet assurance, mysticism, and the long and difficult road to Christian maturity. Divine Imagination Article by Rolland Hein https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/divine-imagination Article by Rolland Hein Topics: Christian , Religion , Sin , Evangelism Source: Christian History Institute Christian History Institute (CHI) provides church history resources and self-study material and publishes the quarterly Christian History Magazine. Our aim is to make Christian history enjoyable and applicable to the widest possible audience. Reclaiming Maturity Article by Adam Navis https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/07/30/reclaiming-maturity/ Article by Adam Navis Topics: Maturity , Leadership , Life Source: The Twelve Drawing on 1 Corinthians 10:23, 13:2 and Galatians 5:22, this article by Adam Navis discusses the importance of maturity in Christian life and leadership. What Every Christian Should Know About AIDS Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/5056 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Gender , Culture , Change , Health Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Sermon notes on Philippians 2:1-13 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. A call to action in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. "Every Christian should know enough to do something about AIDS." James's Theological Grammar Article by Robert W Wall http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/174968.pdf Article by Robert W Wall Topics: Christ , Trinity , Scripture , Theology Source: The Christian Reflection Project Robert Wall proposes a "theological grammar" of the book of James, a summary of principles including the creator God, Jesus the Incarnate Son, the church community in the Holy Spirit, and the Christian life. The Priesthood of All Believers: The Uses and Abuses of a Doctrine Article by Elizabeth Anderson https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2020/09/07/the-priesthood-of-all-believers-the-uses-and-abuses-of-a-doctrine/ Article by Elizabeth Anderson Topics: Ordination , Clergy , Laity , Priesthood Source: The Living Church In discussing the priesthood of all believers, Elizabeth Anderson says that all Christians have a "priestly role of interceding for the world and consecrating it to God’s service." What Happens to a Church When the Members Won’t Grow Up? Article by R Thomas Richard https://www.hprweb.com/2013/09/what-happens-to-a-church-when-the-members-wont-grow-up/ Article by R Thomas Richard Topics: Love , Spirituality , St. Bernard of Clairvaux Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article laments the spiritual immaturity of men and of women in the Church, suggesting there is a lack of guidance on how to grow up to spiritual maturity as Catholic Christians. Welcome the Weak in Faith Devotional by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/welcome-weak-faith-0 Devotional by Mark D Roberts Topics: Christian , Faith , Community , Conflict/Disagreement Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark D. Roberts reflects on Romans 14 and the conflict between Christians surrounding food choices. It encourages us to examine ourselves, asking: Am I welcoming into Christian fellowship those with whom I have differences of opinion?