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Grow Up: Christian Maturity in 140 Characters Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/grow-christian-maturity-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

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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 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

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Unpacking the Mystery Element of Worship by Unknown http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/unpacking-the-mystery-philippians-3- 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

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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 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

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Five Great Watchwords For Christians Sermon (Complete) by George W Truett http://cdm17178.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/fa-gwt/id/479 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

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Reimagining the Christian School Sacrifice Article by Dirk Walhout https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2017/06/30/reimagining-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

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Divine Imagination Article by Rolland Hein https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/divine-imagination 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. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Rolland Hein

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Caspar Schwenckfeld on Spiritual Growth and Living the Christian Life Article by Jack R. Rothenberger https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/caspar-schwenckfeld-on-spiritual-growth Caspar Schwenkfeld concentrated his teaching on developing the personal Christian life. The focus of his life and thought was on the personal experience of the living Christ and the practical outworkings of new life in Christ.... Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Jack R. Rothenberger

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The Mystery of the Christian Faith Preached Sermon (Complete) by Father Philip-Michael F. Tangorra http://www.hprweb.com/2015/03/homilies-for-march-2015-2/ 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

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How Do Christians Grow and Mature? Article by David Fitch https://www.missioalliance.org/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

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Developing Christian Maturity Sermon Illustration by Twila Paris http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/february/2879.html 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." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Twila Paris

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Real Maturity Sermon Illustration by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/january/4159.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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Why Christians should care about Rights Article by Susan R. Holman http://www.livedtheology.org/resources/on-the-righteousness-of-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

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A Lesson in Maturity Sermon Illustration by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/4441 In this sermon on 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20, Arthur Landwehr uses the examples of several new American religious movements (Scientology, e.g.) to discuss the importance of spiritual maturity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr

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Reclaiming Maturity Article by Adam Navis https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/07/30/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

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What Every Christian Should Know About AIDS Sermon Illustration by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/5056 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

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James's Theological Grammar Article by Robert W. Wall http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/174968.pdf 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. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert W. Wall

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What Happens to a Church When the Members Won’t Grow Up? Article by R. Thomas Richard, PhD https://www.hprweb.com/2013/09/what-happens-to-a-church-when-the-members-wont-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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Christians Who Stop Growing Sermon Illustration by Charles Simpson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1996/may/1453.html This illustration is about how sharks grow to the size of their tank, similar to how Christians stay in their small confines and stay small. This is appropriate for 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 and other passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Charles Simpson

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J.R.R. Tolkien's 40-year Journey to Excellence Sermon Illustration by Trevor McMaken http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/february/7020314.html 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

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