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The Quest for Maturity

June 12, 2016 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Colossians

Scripture: Colossians 1:28–2:5

The Quest for Maturity
Colossians 1:28–2:5
June 12, 2016

Introduction:

I. The goal is maturity. Colossians 1:28

II. Paul strenuously labors for maturity. Colossians 1:29–2:1

III. Sign of maturity #1: encouraged hearts. Colossians 2:2a

IV. Sign of maturity #2: unity in love. Colossians 2:2b

V. Sign of maturity #3: spiritual confidence in the Truth. Colossians 2:2c–4

Questions for reflection:

  • In what ways might our culture promote immaturity and prolonged adolescence?
  • What are some of the hallmarks of Christian maturity?
  • Reflect on the claim that in Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Explain how knowing Christ gives wisdom and knowledge for life.
  • Can you recognize any instances of “plausible arguments” that have the potential to deceive Christian believers today?

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