Pressing On To Maturity

Text: Hebrews 6:1

Our Life in Christ

  • New birth (John 3:3,5; 1 Peter 1:23)
  • Babes in Christ (1 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Full grown (Hebrews 5:13-14)
  • We are not to remain stagnant (Hebrews 5:11-12)

God Expects Us to Grow

  • Individually (John 15:2; 2 Peter 3:18; 1:5-8)
  • Collectively (Ephesians 4:15-16; Acts 9:31)

What If We Fail to Grow?

  • We stand condemned (John 15:2)
  • Parable of the talents (Matthew 15:14-19,24-30)
  • Parable of the sower (Luke 8:13-14)

Areas in Which We Must Grow

  • Knowledge of the word (2 Peter 3:18)
  • Ability to teach the word (Hebrews 5:12)
  • Encouraging our brethren (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • Tolerance of opinions (Romans 15:1)
  • Hatred of sin (Psalm 119:104)
  • Being a light to the world (Matthew 5:14-16)
  • Prayer to God (Romans 12:12)
  • Faith — conviction, trust, peace (2 Thessalonians 1:3)

When you subscribe, you’ll also receive 3 free PDF’s: Plain Bible Teaching on Government, the latest issue of Plain Bible Teaching Quarterly Review, and Social Issues.