Fullness of Life – Mature Disciple

Mature Disciple of Christ

Have you ever been told that you were being immature?  What was the occasion? Were you acting silly, being irrational, or something else that made those observing your actions and words believe you were not “acting your age”?

The opposite of immature is mature! Right?  What is the difference between the two? Where is that magical line that you cross from immaturity to maturity?  Paul was asked this question several times and his response was usually a blunt one. Here is his response to the Church of Corinth in 1 Corinthians 3:2 “ I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;” NKJV 

What does it take to grow?  How do believers move from immature to mature as disciples of Christ? I am currently sharing 8 Characteristics to look for as a mature disciple of Christ on Wednesday nights with our young people. Here are 2!

  1. Mature disciples understand their need for a Savior. This is the first and most important. We have all been physically born cutoff from God spiritually and there is “no way” to make a connection with Him except through Jesus Christ. John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” NKJV
  2. Mature disciples know the God of the Bible. We know and worship too many other gods. If there are things in our lives that take top priority over the God of Heaven, then we are not mature disciples. Maturity comes from knowing what takes priority. Immaturity places my wants first.

Here are 2 of 8 characteristics of a mature disciple of Jesus. Think about it, more to come soon.


What’s Happening Right Now


  • This Monday our Men’s Golf Scramble makes a difference. Monday, August 31 there is a benefit 9 Hole Golf scramble being held for Landon Matheny at Wynridge Golf Course. Calvary will have 3-4-man teams involved and supporting this great cause. I think it is an amazing thing to see the men of our church enjoy recreation and fellowship together each Monday afternoon and now have an opportunity to turn that into something to minister to someone else. We need 1 more person to fill all three teams. Let me know if you would like to participate.
  • Men’s Bible Study begins on Thursday, September 3. There are 2 times to choose from: 6am or 7pm. The bible study will last for 1 hour and this year’s study is “How To Be A Man-Learning from real men of the Bible”. A sign-up list is available at the Welcome Center.
  • Ladies Event is being planned for Saturday, November 7. Be watching for more information coming soon!

Current Ministry Needs


  • Cleaning Team > there is a need for 4 people to help sanitize the sanctuary on Sunday’s. Please help in this area. You give us your timeline. If you can help for a week, month, 3 months’; you let us know. Anytime at all will give someone else a break.
  • Van Ministry > there is a need for van drivers to go and pick up families for church on Sundays. What a great ministry of going and bringing in people for church.
  • Security Team > Our Calvary Security team is needing to add 2 more men or women who would be willing to serve once a month protecting our church and her members during Sunday services. If you would be interested, please contact the church office. There is a training requirement.


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