Progressing in Maturity

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May 6, 2018 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ Scripture: Hebrews 5:11–6:12 Tags: immaturity, sluggish, dullness, spiritual maturity, faking

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ

Progressing in Maturity

  • Symptoms of Immaturity
  • The Risk of Faking It
  • Surety of Better Things  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hebrews 5:11-6:12. What makes this passage so difficult to understand? Are there any other passages in the Bible that may help clarify the meaning of this passage?
  2. In normal life, what are the signs of immaturity? What are the signs of spiritual immaturity? Why does the author call the Hebrews immature?
  3. Who is the person the author speaks about in verses 4-6? Explain using Scripture. How might the illustration in verses 7-8 help us understand verses 4-6?
  4. The word “sluggish” is the same word in 5:11 translated “dull.” How do we fight against dullness and sluggishness? In what are we to show earnestness?
  5. What are the marks of spiritual maturity? How does one progress is spiritual maturity?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV)