Growing Up Spiritually Pt2

Signs of Spiritual Immaturity

Sunday, March 1, 2020


I. Growing Up Spiritually

A. Signs of Spiritual Immaturity

1. (1 Cor. 13:11) Being a child vs. mature spiritually: growing in speech, understanding and thought.

2.(John 3:3-6) We all enter the kingdom of God as babes in Christ, but we should all desire to grow up spiritually.

a.(1 Pet. 1:23 AMP) Spiritual birth/natural birth

b.(1 Pet. 2:2 NIV) Growing by the word.

c.(Luke 2:40, 52 AMP) Jesus grew up spiritually.

3.Some signs of spiritual immaturity:

a.(Eph. 4:11-16)

~Unstable and uncommitted to the kingdom

~Doesn’t know the truths of God’s Word

b.(1 Cor. 3:1-4 KJV)

~Carnal – dominated by the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21)

~Meat = doing the word vs. just hearing

-(John 4:31-34 KJV)

~Envy, strife and cause division

c.(Gal. 4:1-3)

~Discipled more by the world and the culture than the word and Christ.

d.(Heb. 5:11- 6:2)

~Become dull of hearing

~Moving backwards spiritually

~Unskilled in the word of righteousness

~Can’t discern between good and evil

~Don’t understand the elementary principles of Christ:

-Repentance from dead works

-Faith toward God

-Doctrine of baptisms

-Laying on of hands

-Resurrection of the dead

-Eternal judgment (Hell)

[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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