What is Maturity?

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I don’t know what your definition of maturity is, but I’m sure you consider yourself mature.

In my current message series called Maturity, we are looking at key verses in Ephesians Chapter Four that helps us define maturity from God’s perspective.

If you missed the first two messages in the series you can listen to them here

http://indianlake.sermon.net/main/main/20145403

Or, listen to them on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons/id344996718?mt=2

Or, you can get the jest of the series very quickly in these two points:

– Maturity is demonstrated in unity.

until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son . . . – Ephesians 4:13 (HCSB)

– Maturity is being like Christ.

growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. – Ephesians 4:13 (HCSB)

Well, I have a long ways to go to be like Christ.  Maturity is not a destination, its a constant ideal to live.

I’ll share on this subject again this Sunday (August 3).  It’s going to be a great Sunday, with water baptism and Back-to-School prayer.

It’s not too late to be baptized, as we will have people doing so in both the 9:00 a.m and 10:45 a.m. service.  Let me know if you have any questions about water baptism. To learn more about water baptism now, click here.

This is a picture I post some years ago of my great-grandfather, Pastor James Tracy McKissick baptizing in a river in the early 20th Century.  I never met him, but I’m grateful for the Christian heritage in my ancestory.

McKissick Baptism

 

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