Mature Relationship

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16


Three Markers of Spiritual Maturity


  1. Spiritual  intimacy
  2. Biblical knowledge
  3. Holy obedience



The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind— Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, so they might be one heart and mind with us. Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me. The same glory you gave me, I gave them, so they’ll be as unified and together as we are— I in them and you in me. Then they’ll be mature in this oneness… John 17: 21-23 (MSG)



Three Truths of Spiritual Intimacy



Truth #1: God is a person




Truth #2: God wants to be known


“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  I will be found by you,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 29:13-14



Truth #3: Knowing God requires deliberate effort and time