MARKS OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY
                                                            Ephesians 4:11-16 (865)


  Introduction

       A.  There are three stages of spiritual growth presented:  1)  equipping of the saints,
             2)  the work of ministry and 3)  the body of Christ at the maturity level.

       B.  V14 gives the results of immaturity:

       C.  Vv15-16 give the results of spiritual maturity:

       D.  Let’s consider on what spiritual maturity is not based, then some of the marks of
             spiritual maturity.

   I.  Spiritual maturity is not based on

       Age:

       Academics:

       Achievements:

       Appearance:

  II.  Marks of spiritual maturity

       A.  Profits from trials.  James 1:2-4,12 (891)

       B.  Respects all people.  James 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 134-8a (849)

       C.  Shows concern for his/her speech.  James 1:27;3:1-2,8

       D.  Practices humility.  James 4:67-10 (893)

       E.  Has perseverance.  James 5:7-8,10-11

Conclusion

       A.  Remember that spiritual growth is a process.  It requires faith, effort and time.