Quarter’s Theme: Discovering Spiritual Maturity
Unit 1 Theme: Spiritual Maturity Process (Lessons 1-3)
Sunday 21/12/ 2014
THE LAWS OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY (PART 2)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 243, 350
Devotional Reading: HEB. 6:1-12
Topic For Adults
LET US GO TO MATURITY
Topic For Youths
NO LONGER BABES
Topic For Intermediates
KEEP TO THE SPIRITUAL MATURITY
HEB. 10:25; 1 TIM. 4:7B-8; ACTS 2:42-47; 26:18-20; JN. 8:37-44;
“That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” (Eph. 4:14). NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
The relationship between man and God was broken at the Garden of Eden because man sinned. Although man was created in God’s image, the image became marred. Man became possessed by carnal mind which is enmity against God and is not subject to God’s law. Instead of the cordial relationship between man and God which formerly existed, man became the object of God’s wrath. With the death of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary, the enmity between man and God was removed and the penalty of sin paid for. Man can now have peace with God, having been justified by faith. Having been reconciled with God, man can now take his place in God’s program as adopted son and co-heir with Jesus Christ. As the Christian becomes more mature, he learns to walk and act as a son, though an adopted son. The more mature he is, the more he enjoys the benefit of a son. Are you manifesting as a son? Or do you still behave as a slave?
Point of Emphasis: An heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave.
Prayer Point: Holy Spirit, assist me to take my proper place as a son of God.