"Marks" of Mature Disciples

Jan 16, 2022    Ritchie Johnson
Slide: Mature disciples follow despite the cost.

Slide: Luke 14:25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to
them, 26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and
children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.

Slide: Mature disciples go fishing.

Slide: 1 Peter 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE
FOR [God's] OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has
called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Slide: “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love one another, but to
use violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is
abortion.” Mother Teresa

Slide: Mature disciples: Seek and rely on the grace of God.

Slide: Maturity is not about becoming independent, but about recognizing how deeply
dependent you are on God’s faithful grace.

Slide: Mature disciples recognize the reality of spiritual warfare.

Slide: Mature disciples seek to live with compassion.

Slide: Mature disciples understand that the time to act is now.

Slide: Hebrews 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He
suffered. ... 11 Concerning him we have much to say, and [it is] hard to explain, since you have
become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need
again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have
come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes [only] of milk is not
accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14 But solid food is for the
mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Slide: Ephesians 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16
making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but
understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is
dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,