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Without a doubt the biggest problem that we have in the church today is that of spiritual maturity. We get ourselves into all kinds of problems by saying immature things, by making immature decisions, by acting in immature ways. We need to become spiritually mature.

We need to grow up. Second Peter chapter three verse eighteen tells us to:. God wants us all to grow to spiritual maturity.

In fact Paul scolds the Corinthian church for their lack of maturity. Marks of spiritual maturity treats them as if they are babies in Christ. Look at what the Bible says in First Corinthians chapter three:.

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For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? Paul tells them to grow up!

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God wants them to grow up — because spiritual immaturity causes all kinds of problems. One of the purposes of the church is to help you grow to spiritual maturity.

What is spiritual maturity — let me start by telling you what it is not:. Let me Marks of spiritual maturity up front — spiritual maturity does take time. It takes energy and it takes effort. No one becomes spiritually mature overnight. Even Jesus grew — as he grew up.

Look at what the Bible says Marks of spiritual maturity Luke chapter two:. But, here is the warningyou can get older and not grow to spiritual maturity. Spiritual maturity involves much more than just the aging process.

Some people can look and sound spiritually mature — they know how to talk the talk — but question is — do they know how to walk the walk? Some Marks of spiritual maturity look holy — they seem to have heaven hovering around them — but that may just be appearance and not reality.

Appearances can be deceiving.


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