Maturity

Three categories of believers - I John 2:12 – 2:14 (commentary)

In our text today, John points out three categories of believers. We see in these categories three stages of spiritual development in our quest for spiritual maturity. The three stages of Christian growth are children, fathers, and young men (vv. 12-14). I do not believe these ca …

Wisdom in Christ - Colossians 2:1 – 2:7 (commentary)

We can see how the heart of the Apostle Paul beat with tender affection and deep concern for his Colossian readers (v. 1). He longed that they might present a united front to the enemy, and that they might fully mature and appreciate the mystery of the Godhead which he was expl …

The Rebuke of Immaturity - Hebrews 5:9 – 5:14 (commentary)

This is exactly the situation with these Hebrew Christians. They had been going through the same experience again and again, all the years of their Christian life, but had never grown. In this passage the writer makes it very clear that age will never, in itself, bring Spiritual …

Prayer Requested - Hebrews 13:15 – 13:25 (commentary)

Acts of kindness and sharing are particularly pleasing to God, even when they go unnoticed by others (vv. 15-16). The task of church leaders is to help people to mature in Christ. Cooperative followers greatly ease the burden of leadership (v. 17). We find the writer emphasizin …