Christian Maturity

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November 10, 2019

Christian Maturity

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Passage: Hebrews 5-6
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How to avoid maturity

  • Drifting from the Word (Hebrews 2:1-3)
  • Doubting the Word (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)
  • Dullness to the Word (Hebrews 5:11-14)

How to gain maturity

  • Learn to listen (Hebrews 5:11)
  • Learn to share (Hebrews 5:12)
  • Learn of Christ's heavenly ministry (Hebrews 5:12-13)
  • Learn to exercise (Hebrews 5:14; 1 Timothy 4:5-6)

How to maintain maturity

Let’s first address the problem in this passage.

This passage is not teaching that we can lose our salvation.
  • Problem 1: A professor vs. a possessor, Nowhere does the Bible teach one cannot be saved
  • Problem 2: Once you've lost it you can't get it back anyway.
Other texts that clarify:

John 5:24; John 10:14; Romans 8:28-39; 1 John 5:13

This passage is speaking to the saved
  • Become fruitful (Hebrews 6:7-10)
  • Stay diligent (Hebrews 6:11-12)
  • Rest on God’s promises (Hebrews 6:13-17)

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