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Maturity

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Thinking #6—Joyful Consideration

Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials, because the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its full effect, so you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2–4 In the best sense of the word James is a pragmatist. He is concerned that we survive long enough in … Continue reading

Transformation #7—Specialized Transformation

To each one of us Christ graciously gave a gift … for the equipping of the saints for the work of service: the building up of the body of Christ; until we all reach the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God. Ephesians 4:7–13 We all began as babies; but today … Continue reading

Integrity #5 — Fruitful Integrity

The seed which fell among the thorns are individuals who have heard the Word, but let the worries and riches and pleasures of this life choke it out, so they produce no mature fruit. But the seed in the good soil are the ones who hear the Word with a noble and good heart, hold … Continue reading

Integrity #4 — Stabilizing Integrity

Equip the saints for the work of service, namely, the building up of the body of Christ until we all attain to the same unity of faith and knowledge as the Son of God—to maturity, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ—so we won’t be … tossed about by … Continue reading