Parkerville Baptist Church
A Vision Of Maturity
Mike Bullard continues his series of sermons. Mike says “Birth is an amazing thing. A child comes into the world. It can be a traumatic time. It is often a time of elation. Parents, relatives, and friends have been waiting for the day of birth. Cards, presents, flowers and other messages flood in. The new child is looked after medically as well as possible. Our whole society loves the birth of children. But, can you imagine a situation where a party was held to celebrate the birth, lots of people came, it was a great time BUT – when the party was over, nobody saw the child again. They were placed in the back room of the house, given some food to keep them alive, but nobody focused on them again. By being born and giving joy in the birth, they had served their purpose. Of course, this situation is unthinkable. We believe that every child should not only have the chance for life but also to be nurtured and celebrated until they grow to maturity – and beyond. But could it be that as the church we’ve celebrated the birth of new believers – we’ve put resources into preaching, crusades, and outreach - but, we’ve not been sure or as keen to support people on their journey to maturity? Once the euphoria of the birth is over, do we leave people to their own devices? The New Testament is very strong on the idea of discipleship. That is the nurturing of people to full maturity. It includes new birth, but is a long-term process that leads to maturity. I wonder how clear you are about what it means to be on a journey to maturity. And how equipped you feel to assist others on that journey. Join us this week to explore the journey to maturity as believers. What might the next steps toward maturity be for you?"
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  • Parkerville Baptist Church
    910 Seaborne St, Parkerville WA 6081, Australia
    Sunday 9:30 AM
About Parkerville Baptist Church
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Why we exist …
Love God, love others, make disciples … that’s the commission Jesus left his followers.
At Parky, it’s our mission to do this by sharing our lives and creating pathways that inspire people to wholeheartedly follow Jesus.

Visit www.parkerville.church to learn more about our church.
Col 1:28 Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I labour, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
Who Is It For?
Col 1:28 Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present EVERYONE fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I labour, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
What Does Maturity Look Like?
Eph 4:13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.







A Goal...
Col 1:28 Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I labour, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
Admonish One Another...
Colossians 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to admonish one another.
Focus On The Goal
Col 1:28 Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I labour, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
Col 1:24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Focus On The Goal
28 Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I labour, struggling with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

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