the Missing Link to Spiritual Growth

Posted: July 22, 2012 in Talk Notes
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07/22/12
Speaker: L.Beatingo

Matthew 22:36;37
(how we should love God)

Colossians 1:28
(willingness to sacrifice for country, for fellowmen, for others— defininf Christian maturity)

KOREA
– Christianity is so deep.
– filled with culture of selflessness
– all concluding to them finding their ethos (in full maturity wih Christ)

5 Inseparable Aspects of Maturity

1. Spiritual
2. Emotion
– hardest to overcome
– we hide them instead of letting it out

for the right reasons Jesus never put on a mask to hide His emotions:

1 Peter 2:23
(JESUS ENDURED)

John 11:33
(JESUS WEPT)

It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. [Peter Scazzero]

E.g.
– ones who always want to get things their way
– turn a cold shoulder on the ones they are in conflict with

“Divorce rate has increased because two (2) emotional babies marry each other.”

1 John 4:19
(Those who cannot bring themselves to love those they can see, does not love God— whom they have not seen)

Emotional Allergy
– intense reaction to something in the present that reminds us, consciously or unconsciously, of an event from our history.
– at times, we encounter those people who are hard to deal with

How can we enter into EMOTIONAL MATURITY

1• We must reconnect with the pains of the past
2• Release our expectations of people
3• Re-commit ourselves again and again to God’s love, forgiveness, and grace

Problem with most expectations:

Unconscious
Unrealistic
Unspoken
Un-agreed upon

3• Physical
4• Intellectual
5• Social

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