The eWORD – The Lifestyle of The Mature

7 August 2016 @ S T C

Dr Stanley L Scott

Introduction:

In the lifestyle of the Mature Christian, we will see “WORD” action in the following areas…

Main Text:

Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

MATURE
1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth;
2. Brought to perfection;
3. Completed; prepared; ready.

Support Texts:

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

STRESS
1. Force; urgency; pressure; importance;
2. Force; violence; strain.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

GROW
1. To enlarge in bulk or stature,
2. To increase; to be augmented;
3. To advance; to improve; to make progress; as, to grow in grace, in knowledge, in piety.
4. To advance; to extend.
5. To come by degrees; to become; to reach any state;

2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

STRIFE
1. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
2. Contention in anger or enmity; contest; struggle for victory; quarrel or war.
3. The agitation produced by different qualities;

John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

JOY
1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.
JOY is
1. a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.
2. Gayety; mirth; festivity.
3. Happiness; feddcity.
4. A glorious and triumphant state

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

PEACE
1. In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquilddty; freedom from disturbance or agitation; appddcable to society, to individuals, or to the temper of the mind.
2. Freedom from internal commotion or civil war.
3. Freedom from private quarrels, suits or disturbance.

Teaching Point:

God is calling us to be MATURE in Him through Christ Jesus!

Action Point:

Put the WORD into action in our lives every day!

Determination Point:

This is where we want to be in our lives!

Posted on: August 7th, 2016