Tag Archives: spiritual maturity

“Christian Contentment” (Philippians 4:10-14 sermon)

In Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables, one of the early heroes in the story, whom the Lord uses to help turn around the life of the convict Jean Valjean, is Bishop Myriel. Unlike many churchmen in France at that time … Continue reading

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“A Body In Motion” (Ephesians 4:11-16 sermon)

Sir Isaac Newton, the English scientist, is famous, among other things, for the “laws of motion” he formulated in the 1600’s: among them being that a body at rest tends to remain at rest, and a body in motion tends … Continue reading

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“The Goodness of God in the Midst of Affliction” (Psalm 119:65-72 sermon)

In February 2012, I stood to lead prayer meeting at the church in Louisiana I had pastored for 12 years, but the longer I stood the sicker I became. I had to leave during the prayer time and have my … Continue reading

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“Into The Wilderness”: The Principle of Spiritual Testing (Matthew 4:1 sermon)

Those of us who have children know that parenting can be a very “up and down” experience. Cheryl & I have talked about this a number of times. It’s like you never get to “sit on your laurels” — even … Continue reading

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Seriously?

“Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”  (Matthew 15:33) Seriously?  Where would they get enough bread to feed the multitude of 4000 who had been with Jesus and His disciples … Continue reading

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Older Is Not Always Wiser

You have to be careful when you are quoting Job’s friends! Just because their words are recorded in scripture does not mean that what they said is good, or correct. But in Job 32:9 the younger “friend” Elihu made a … Continue reading

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Growing to Maturity

Hebrews 5:14 is a verse with a lot of insight: “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” This tells us something about spiritual maturity:

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Press On To Maturity

Hebrews 6:1 instructs us: “Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God …”. There seems to be, unfortunately, a … Continue reading

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