On Thursday of Holy Week, our Lord instituted the Lord’s Supper, also called communion and the eucharist (which means thanksgiving). Scripture describes the scene: Continue reading
Finally, part 2 to the love posting… you can scroll down a little for part 1.
My point is simply this: to love the way Jesus loved, a Christian must grow to maturity.
Should I stop right there, or elaborate? Ummm… Okay. Christian maturity, as a category of teaching, has kind of fizzled. I don’t hear or read much about it. Scripture abounds with apostolic and prophetic encouragements to press on to maturity:
- “Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,” Heb 6:1, NASB.
- “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” Heb 5:12-14.
- “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” Col 1:28.
- “And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect [mature] and complete, lacking in nothing.” Jas 1:4. Continue reading