The Roadmap to Maturity
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
Take God's Word and turn with me this morning to 1 Corinthians chapter 2. 1 Corinthians chapter2, and when you have found it, I want you to look up here at me. I want to tell you something that happened here in Bellevue church many years ago. Our erstwhile pastor, former pastor of this church, Dr. Robert G. Lee, the great of man of God, but he was never known to flinch, never known to back up or water down the Word of God. On a particular occasion he preached an excoriating message against sin. There was a lady in the church who was well, her fur was rubbed the wrong way. Ha, she did not like the message. As a matter of fact, she was angry with Dr. Lee when he finished preaching.
And Dr. Lee was at the door, and she came out, and she said to him, ''Dr. Lee, I didn't like that sermon one little bit.'' He said without a pause, ''Madam, neither did the devil. So classify yourself.''
Now, that's what I want to help you to do today, is to classify yourself. I want to help you to find out what class you're in, what category that you're in. This passage of Scripture mentions three categories of persons. When I used to teach a Sunday School class here, I taught a class called the Discovery Class. And in that Discovery Class I taught what I'm going to teach you this morning over and over again. But many of you have not heard it and need to hear it. I want to teach you what it means to be a mature Christian. The title of our message is this, A Roadmap to Maturity.
Now in order for you to get to where you need to be, you need to know where you are. No map on earth will do you any good when you read it if you don't know where you are. You'll not be able to get to where you need to be. If you're in a big building uh a complex of some kind, they'll have a little map on the wall of that particular building. And generally it will have a red dot when you're looking at the map, and it'll say, you are here. And ...
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