“When I Grow Up” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Oct.14, 2012 Sermon Notes

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“When I Grow Up” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge  Oct.14, 2012

First I think we should define “Grown Up”. It means to be mature.

Today we want to examine six things that measure a mature Christian.

 Ephes. 4:12-13     For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: [13] Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

1.      When I grow up I will think like Christ.

Philip. 2:5-8  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

2.      When I grow up I will watch my tongue.

James 1:26   If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

  • What you say.
  • When to say it.
  • How you say it.

3.      When I grow up I will care for others.

James 1:27   Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

4.      When I grow up I will evangelize the world.

Luke 10:2  Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

John 4:35  Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

5. When I grow up I will be a  good steward.

Luke 6:38    Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

II Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver

Deuteronomy 8:18You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

6.      When I Grow up I will love unconditionally.

Romans 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

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