Myths about Maturity (2 of 4) by Rick White

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Myths about Maturity (2 of 4)
Series: Maturity Matters
Rick White
1 Corinthians 3:1-3

Message Truth: There are some myths regarding the subject of spiritual growth in the community of faith. Today we are going to dispel four of those myths. God wants everyone of His children to grow up in Christ. 2Pet. 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him {be} the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Introduction: One New Year's Day, in the Tournament of Roses parade, a beautiful float suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. The whole parade was held up until someone could get a can of gas.

The amusing thing was this float represented the Standard Oil Company. With its vast oil resources, its truck was out of gas.

Often, Christians neglect their spiritual maintenance, and though they are " clothed with power " (Luke 24:49) find themselves out of gas.

Today we continue in the series Maturity Matters. I want to talk to us today about the Myths About Maturity. All of us know the importance of living with factual information. Somehow there have been some myths perpetrated about the subject of spiritual growth and maturity that we need to clear up.


Unfortunately there are far too many in the community of faith that have been lead to believe that growth and maturity in the spiritual realm was completely optional. Tragically, many believers spend their entire lives in this state of spiritual comatose. From a human perspective that might seem to be a valid option. However, from heaven's perspective it is completely wrong.


1Pet. 2:1 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

Hebrews 5: 12 For ...

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