Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Are You Really Maturing In Your Faith?

Posted: January 28, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.” (Hebrews 5:12 NLT)

According to christianpost.com, an alarming amount of churchgoers & Pastors cannot adequately define “Christian maturity”. Their findings were:

Some defined it as having a relationship with Jesus (21 percent), following rules and being obedient (15 percent), living a moral lifestyle (14 percent), possessing concern about others (13 percent), being involved in spiritual disciplines (13 percent), applying the Bible (12 percent), being spiritual or having belief (8 percent), sharing their faith with others (6 percent), and being involved in church activities (5 percent).
About one-fifth of self-described Christians did not offer an opinion.”

With a lack of understanding comes an ignorance of how we could measure our faith or even know that we are succeeding. The writer of Hebrews saw this, especially in those that had been in church for quite some time, which can still be seen today.

Choose today not to be one of those! Study your Bible! If your Church does not offer a meaningful study, many can be found online or at your local Christian bookstore. You were made to grow & be loved! Keep at it!

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