According to Paul, what does maturity look like for the believer? Maturity is not being held down by the past, believing that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are sufficient even for the worst that you have ever done, and pressing forward in worship and obedience knowing that Heaven awaits.
Remember just a second ago when I said, “Paul knows this and Paul knows that?” Well, maturity as a believer in Christ is you knowing those things.
So, let’s personalize them for a moment as we head towards a conclusion. Paul knew that God has removed his sin and guilt, right? Maturity for you is to say, “I know God has removed my sin AND my guilt.” Paul knew that he had been called up to Heaven to enjoy Jesus Christ.
Maturity for you is to say, “I know God has called me up to Heaven to enjoy Jesus Christ.” And Paul knew what pressing forward meant. Maturity for you means no longer beating yourself up for your past sins, growing in knowing all that God has gifted you, and then growing in obedience and worship.
The excerpt above is from this past week’s sermon at Evident Grace Fellowship where we explored how hope in Christ is so secure, God’s commands, and we can count on it. The devotional pdf’s, kindle, and audio are up.
You can download the pdf’s for free at:
And audio for Philippians 1:15-18 is here.
Audio for Philippians 1:19-21 is here.
Audio for Philippians 1:22-26 is here.
Audio for Philippians 2:1-4 is here.
Audio for Philippians 2:5-11 is here.
Audio for Philippians 2:12-18 is here.
Audio for Philippians 2:19-30 is here.
Audio for Philippians 3:1-7 is here.
Audio for Philippians 3:7-11 is here.
Audio for Philippians 3:12-16 is here.
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