Pressing On To Maturity - PART I

Summary

SERIES: PREEMINENCE

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 5:11-6:12

Insight

We have so watered down what it means to be a Christ follower, that it is hard to make a distinction.

There are things that should be evident in the lives of followers of churches comprised of Christ followers. There should be signs of growing maturity.

THE PROBLEM WITH IMMATURITY

What is spiritual maturity?

  • Inability to Clearly Understand (v. 11-13)

    • sluggish, spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen

  • Inability to Rightly Handle

    • Not accustomed; unskilled; don’t know how to handle the word of righteousness

    • 2 Timothy 2:14-16

  • Inability to Correctly Apply

THE PROOF OF IMMATURITY (V. 12)

  • Lack of Depth (spiritual depth)

  • Lack of Discipling

    • Who are you teaching?

  • Lack of Desire

    • no push, no compulsion, no drive to understand

    • how many times has it overcome all the other noise in the world and you are compelled to want to know the Word of God?

THE PRESCRIPTION FOR IMMATURITY (V. 14)

  • Practice

    • open the Bible

    • read

    • ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you read

    • apply it; do what you know to do and He will show you more to do

  • Priority

    • We can choose to do anything and prioritize all we need to do. Why can’t we make reading God’s Word FIRST?