Paul teaches there are three types of people: those who don't know God, those who do and those who know God but act like they don't. Two key indicators of spiritual maturity are how you relate to others and the role you play in the Kingdom.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 5:16-26, John 15:5-14, John 16:7-15
Are there tears in heaven for believers? Of course, we are saved by faith, but Scripture teaches that God "will wipe away" every tear. Certain passages teach that our judgment will include both rewards and loss, that we will be judged by actions and motives. One day our closet motives will come to light. Everything we take pride in ultimately was received from God and will be...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3 - 4, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 1 Corinthians 4:21, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 22:36-40
Heaven is a re-made earth, life as it was meant to be lived. Our bodies will be glorious, imperishable, powerful and spiritual. With our heavenly bodies, we will find joy in relationships, recreation, work and serving.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: John 5:17-24, Matthew 5:23-25, Matthew 6:19-21, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, 1 Corinthians 15:42-53
Paul teaches us there are four kinds of men: the natural man who does not receive the things of God, the baby Christian who is not ready to receive the deep things of God, the carnal Christian who refuses to mature and the spiritual man.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2 - 3, Romans 8:9, Jude 19
Topic: The Gospel
Maturity is marked more by a weight on relational indicators than performance indicators. Maturity is also marked by our love for God and our understanding of our Kingdom role. We must build wisely and build into a kingdom that lasts.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-15, 1 John 2:12-14, Ephesians 2:8-10
Christ set us free to be part of His life-giving community-God is the source and strength of all we produce and we're invited to do something constructive with our freedom.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Corinthians 3:5-12, 1 Corinthians 6:12, 1 Corinthians 10:23
Topic: Loving Others
Be careful of your wild, impetuous words, because you are in God's presence. Christians are the temple of God. Don't rush into His presence, come before Him with reverence and awe. Posted on crazylove.org. Used by permission of Francis Chan.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29-31, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Ecclesiastes 5:1-2, 1 Kings 8