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Title: Hebrews 5:11-14


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Hebrews 511-14
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We have much to say about this, but it is hard to
explain because you are slow to learn. In fact,
though by this time you ought to be teachers, you
need someone to teach you the elementary truths
of God's word all over again. You need milk, not
solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still
an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching
about righteousness. But solid food is
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for the mature, who by constant use have trained
themselves to distinguish good from evil.
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Hebrews 61 Therefore let us leave the elementary
teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not
laying again the foundation of repentance from
acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
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God is looking for His people to _______
Mature
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Maturity?
1.
Maturity is not your ____
age
2.
Maturity is not your __________
appearance
Maturity is not your _______________
3.
accomplishments
4.
Maturity has nothing to do with _________
academics
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Maturity?
Maturity is ________ or ________
attitude
character
The Book of James is a manual on maturity
getting real!
Mature means ________________
complete, perfected
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
1.
A mature person is _______ _____________.
positive
under pressure
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James 1 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers,
whenever you face trials of many kinds, because
you know that the testing of your faith develops
perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work
so that you may be mature and complete, not
lacking anything.
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James 1 2-4 (Message) Consider it a sheer
gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at
you from all sides. You know that under
pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open
and shows its true colors. So dont try to get
out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work
so you become mature and well-developed, not
deficient in any way.
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
1.
A mature person is _______ _____________.
positive
under pressure
Question
life
Christianity is a ____!
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James 112 Blessed is the man that preserves
under trial, because when he has stood the test,
he will receive the crown of life that God has
promised to those who love Him!
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
1.
A mature person is _______ _____________.
positive
under pressure
2.
A mature person is ________ ________.
sensitive
to people
James 28 If you really keep the royal law found
in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself,"
you are doing right.
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
1.
A mature person is _______ _____________.
positive
under pressure
2.
A mature person is ________ ________.
sensitive
to people
A mature person is ________ to other people!
sensitive
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James 21-6
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My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord
Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. Suppose a
man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring
and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby
clothes also comes in. If you show special
attention to the man wearing fine clothes and
say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the
poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor
by my feet," have you not
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discriminated among yourselves and become judges
with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers Has
not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of
the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the
kingdom he promised those who love him? But you
have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who
are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are
dragging you into court?
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1 Corinthians 131-3 (Message)
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If I speak with human eloquence and angelic
ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the
creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word
with power, revealing all his mysteries and
making everything plain as day, and if I have
faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it
jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give
everything I own to the poor and even go to the
stake to
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be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've
gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I
believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without
love.
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Matthew 2534-46
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"Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father take
your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you
since the creation of the world. For I was hungry
and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty
and you gave me something to drink, I was a
stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes
and you clothed me, I was sick and you
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looked after me, I was in prison and you came to
visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer
him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed
you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
When did we see you a stranger and invite you in,
or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we
see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
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"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers of mine, you did for me.'   "Then he
will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me,
you who are cursed, into the eternal fire
prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was
hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was
thirsty and you gave me nothing to
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drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me
in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I
was sick and in prison and you did not look after
me.'   "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did
we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or
needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not
help you?'   "He will reply, 'I tell you the
truth, whatever you did not do for one of the
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least of these, you did not do for me.'   "Then
they will go away to eternal punishment, but the
righteous to eternal life."
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
1.
A mature person is _______ _____________.
positive
under pressure
2.
A mature person is ________ ________.
sensitive
to people
3.
A mature person has ________ _________.
mastered
his mouth
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James 31-12
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Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my
brothers, because you know that we who teach will
be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many
ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he
says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole
body in check.  When we put bits into the mouths
of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the
whole animal. Or take ships as an
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example. Although they are so large and are
driven by strong winds, they are steered by a
very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body,
but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great
forest is set on fire by a small spark. The
tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the
parts of the body. It corrupts the whole
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person, sets the whole course of his life on
fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All
kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures
of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by
man, but no man can tame the tongue. It is a
restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the
tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it
we curse men, who have been made in God's
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likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and
cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can
both fresh water and salt water flow from the
same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear
olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a
salt spring produce fresh water.
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Ephesians 429 Do not let any unwholesome talk
come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful
for building others up according to their needs.
James 126 If anyone considers himself religious
and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue,
he deceives himself and his religion is
worthless.
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
4.
A mature person is a ___________,
________________.
peacemaker
not a troublemaker
James 41 What causes fights and quarrels among
you? Dont they come from your desires that
battle within you?
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
A mark of maturity is that there is a lack of
_______ in our lives.
conflict
James gives 2 reasons why there is conflict in
our lives
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James 43 When you ask, you do not receive,
because you ask with wrong motives, that you may
spend what you get on your pleasures.
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
A mark of maturity is that there is a lack of
_______ in our lives.
conflict
James gives 2 reasons why there is conflict in
our lives
1.
_________
selfishness
2.
_________
judgment
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James 411-12 Brothers, do not slander one
another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or
judges him speaks against the law and judges it.
When you judge the law, you are not keeping it,
but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one
Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save
and destroy. But youwho are you to judge your
neighbor?
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
Why should I not judge?
____________
I am not God
1.
_________________________ __________
God is the only one who has
2.
all the facts
______________________ _____
I do not know a persons
3.
heart
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
4.
A mature person is a ___________,
________________.
peacemaker
not a troublemaker
patient and
5.
A mature person is __________ ________.
prayerful
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James 5 7 Be patient, then, brothers, until the
Lord's coming.
11 As you know, we consider blessed those who
have persevered
16 The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and
effective .
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5 Marks of Maturity From the Book of James
_______ is used 4 times.
Patient
_______ is used 7 times.
Prayer
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Self-assessment
1. How do you handle pressure?
2. How sensitive are you to other people?
3. How well do you manage your mouth?
4. How good are you at being a peacemaker?
5. How are you with patience and prayer?
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God wants us to mature and develop a REAL FAITH!
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