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Grow Up: Christian Maturity in 140 Characters 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Do You Want to Grow Up? An Invitation to Christian Maturity If we are to grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ, we must resolve to make pursuing spiritual maturity a top priority. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Unpacking the Mystery 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Unknown Christian Realism: Basic Bible Commentary on Romans 5 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Ministry Matters Author: Robert Jewett Five Great Watchwords For Christians This audio sermon by George W. Truett on 1 Corinthians 16:13 provides five catchphrases for representing Christ: watchfulness (resist temptation), steadfastness (stand by beliefs), maturity (grow in character), strength (grow in faith), and love. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett How Do Christians Grow and Mature? David Fitch outlines and evaluates two different ways that Christians often mature in their faith. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch The Mystery of the Christian Faith Preached 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Father Philip-Michael F. Tangorra Why Christians should care about Rights 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." Resource type: Article Source: The Project on Lived Theology Author: Susan R. Holman Reimagining the Christian School Sacrifice Addressing people who complain that Christian schools are too costly, this article by Dirk Walhout on Psalm 78:4 and 2 Timothy 3:14-17 argues that Christian education is an investment in socializing children to spread Christ's love. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Dirk Walhout Reclaiming Maturity 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. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Adam Navis Developing Christian Maturity A sermon illustration on Ephesians 4:13-14 by Twila Paris on the topic of Christian maturity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Twila Paris Real Maturity An illustration about the four stages of Christian maturity and the direction our love is focused within those four stages. This is appropriate for 2 Peter 3:18 and Ephesians 4:15. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux Settling Into Maturity In this video interview, Phyllis Tickle discusses the nature of quiet assurance, mysticism, and the long and difficult road to Christian maturity. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Phyllis Tickle What Every Christian Should Know About AIDS 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." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Let God Take Control A sermon illustration by Twila Paris appropriate for Job 12:13, Psalm 50:4, and Ecclesiastes 3:17, focused on Christian maturity by letting God take control. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Twila Paris Christians Who Stop Growing This illustration highlights that Christians should challenge themselves, walking out of their comfort zone to grow more in faith. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Charles Simpson J.R.R. Tolkien's 40-year Journey to Excellence This sermon illustration for 2 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 4:15, or 2 Corinthians 3:18 relating to themes of sanctification and spiritual growth demonstrates that it takes lots of time and effort to grow into Christian maturity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Trevor McMaken Welcome the Weak in Faith This devotional on Romans 14:1 suggests that we examine our own feelings and actions when we become judgmental and divisive in our attitudes toward other Christians. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts Assurer In this devotional, Dale Cooper reflects on how he sees some Christians, a few pastors among them, taking delight in announcing that they’re no longer sure about the centralities of the faith. Resource type: Devotional Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Dale Cooper What Happens to a Church When the Members Won’t Grow Up? 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: R. Thomas Richard, PhD
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