Topical Index – 1500 Principles
MATURITY (See CHURCH, MATURITY)
Numbers; Principle #21; Num. 14:11-19; p. 189
Depth of Character: We should consider difficult challenges as opportunities to be humble, to be unselfish, and to defend God's character.
1 Kings; Principle #36; 1 Kg. 21:1-16; p. 466
Childish Behavior: Even though adults are occupying key leadership roles, we should not assume they are mature psychologically and spiritually.
Romans; Principle #28; Rom 14:1-12; p. 1556
Accepting One Another: To live in God's will, we are to avoid judging one another where God has given us freedom.
1 Corinthians; Principle #28; 1 Cor. 13:8-13; p. 1586
Measuring Corporate Maturity: When measuring maturity in our local churches, we should use the Christlike qualities of faith, hope, and love--but especially love--as divine criteria.
Ephesians; Principle #3; Eph. 1:15-19; p. 1626
Measuring Corporate Maturity: When we evaluate the maturity of any local church, we should look for the ways believers are manifesting faith, hope, and love in their relationships with God and one another.
2 Peter; Principle #2; 2 Pet. 1:8-15; p. 1753
God's Standard of Righteousness: To continue to mature in our Christian lives, we are to measure our progress regularly with God's standard of righteousness.
1 John; Principle #9; 1 Jn. 3:4-15; p. 1764
True Spirituality: If we are born again and understand God's will for our lives, we will not continue to live a sinful lifestyle.
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