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Once For All, Week 4: The Mark of Maturity
March 19, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-19

Once For All, Week 4: The Mark of Maturity

March 19, 2023 / Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-19

Hebrews 5:11-12 (NIV); Ephesians 4:11–13 (ESV)

Today’s Truth: The ultimate mark of maturity is not independence but multiplication.

Some of the Marks of Maturity

⟹ Start solid food.

Hebrews 6:1 (NIV); Hebrews 5:13 (NLT); 1 Peter 2:2 (ESV)

⟹ Seek as a lifestyle.

Hebrews 5:14 (NIV); 1 Timothy 4:6–7 (NIV)

⟹ Serve to find fulfillment.

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

⟹ Stay steady in for what is promised.

Hebrews 6:11–12 (NIV)

Question: Who are you investing in?

Hebrews 6:19–20 (NIV)

 


 

Theme: Growing in Maturity

Share Together

What was a moment in your life when you realized you had to grow up and take responsibility for your own life?

Reflect Together

What impacted you most from the Once for All Growth Guide and the spiritual practice you participated in? How were you challenged by the Sunday gathering message and action steps you are taking this week?

Read and Discuss Together: 

Hebrews 5:11-14, 6:1-3

  • What does the Hebrew writer claim is hard for his hearers to understand that is hindering their spiritual growth? 
  • What is the difference between being ignorant and lazy regarding knowing and understanding truth?
  • What do you think is the difference between milk and solid food spiritually? How might this be a challenge in your life in your own faith development? 
  • How can we train ourselves according to verse 14 to grow up beyond elementary teachings and what is the result?

Hebrews 6:4-8

  • Verse 4 can be a confusing verse to understand how you might interpret it. What does the author mean by “impossible” in light of not just this verse, but all of scripture as relates to our salvation through Jesus?
  • How might we move beyond “fire insurance faith” and the fear of losing our salvation to having confidence through growing in our spiritual maturity in Christ?
  • What is the meaning of the metaphor of land, rain, and crops as it relates to our own spiritual development according to verses 7-8?

Hebrews 6:9-19

  • How does the writer assure the people and us regarding the faithfulness and character of God as it relates to what he has promised us as we continue to grow in spiritual maturity?
  • How can we anchor our souls to be firm and secure according to what Jesus has done already for us?
  • Of all that you heard and discussed, how might you need prayer in growing in greater spiritual maturity?
Pray Together:

Take time to share with your spiritual community the good things God is doing in your life, as well as the prayer requests you have.

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