Session One
Spiritual Maturity &
  Spiritual Habits
Spiritual Maturity Defined

Spiritual maturity is the ability to
discern with our spirit and do, by
God’s grace, those thi...
Spiritual Maturity Defined

Our Goal: To be conformed to
the image of Christ.
Our Challenge: To train and
discipline ourse...
Characteristics of
       Spiritual Maturity

Staying connected to Christ is
the challenge of the fully
devoted follower o...
Characteristics of
             Spiritual Maturity
Jesus said that three things would characterize
the life of the believe...
Understanding
        Spiritual Maturity

1) It is a life-long process, not an
   instantaneous event!
2) It is a journey,...
Understanding
       Spiritual Maturity

4) It requires our participation with
   God, not passive involvement!
5) It requ...
How Can I Experience God and
    Become A Mature Christian?
By developing spiritual habits in my life.
   • The habit of e...
How Can I Experience God and
    Become A Mature Christian?
By developing spiritual habits in my life.
   • The habit of e...
Spiritual Habits Defined

A spiritual habit is any activity that I
intentionally condition myself to do
that helps me beco...
Facts About The Habits
            of Discipleship
• Bad habits are easy to form; difficult to live
  with; and hard to br...
Why Spiritual Habits
           Are Important

• Spiritual habits promote spiritual maturity.
• Spiritual habits develop s...
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Class 201 - Session 1

  1. 1. Session One Spiritual Maturity & Spiritual Habits
  2. 2. Spiritual Maturity Defined Spiritual maturity is the ability to discern with our spirit and do, by God’s grace, those things that are pleasing to God and in harmony with the principles of His Word.
  3. 3. Spiritual Maturity Defined Our Goal: To be conformed to the image of Christ. Our Challenge: To train and discipline ourselves.
  4. 4. Characteristics of Spiritual Maturity Staying connected to Christ is the challenge of the fully devoted follower of Christ.
  5. 5. Characteristics of Spiritual Maturity Jesus said that three things would characterize the life of the believer who lives in Him. 1) The believer lives in obedience to Christ. 2) The believer loves God and others. 3) The believer’s life is effective and productive.
  6. 6. Understanding Spiritual Maturity 1) It is a life-long process, not an instantaneous event! 2) It is a journey, not a destination! 3) It involves practicing spiritual habits, not spectator sports!
  7. 7. Understanding Spiritual Maturity 4) It requires our participation with God, not passive involvement! 5) It requires perseverance not, winning without running the race!
  8. 8. How Can I Experience God and Become A Mature Christian? By developing spiritual habits in my life. • The habit of experiencing God through His Word. • The habit of experiencing God through prayer and the Spirit-filled life.
  9. 9. How Can I Experience God and Become A Mature Christian? By developing spiritual habits in my life. • The habit of experiencing God through tithing. • The habit of experiencing God through study with others.
  10. 10. Spiritual Habits Defined A spiritual habit is any activity that I intentionally condition myself to do that helps me become, or do what I have not yet achieved, in becoming Christ-like and accomplishing His purpose for my life.
  11. 11. Facts About The Habits of Discipleship • Bad habits are easy to form; difficult to live with; and hard to break. • Good habits are hard to form; easy to live with; and easy to break. • We must commit to the habits of a disciple, for they provide the conduit through which God’s grace flows, helping me grow spiritually.
  12. 12. Why Spiritual Habits Are Important • Spiritual habits promote spiritual maturity. • Spiritual habits develop spiritual power. • Spiritual habits produce spiritual fruitfulness. • Spiritual habits lead to personal and spiritual freedom.

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