Life in the Spirit: Marks of Maturity – 8/28/2016

Sermon based on Colossians 3:1-3, 12-17

How do you become more loving, joyful, peaceful, and so on, and how exactly do you measure that kind of thing?  That is a little difficult.  The problem is that we are really good at being nice.  We are really good at being polite, and we tend to judge someone’s character on how nice they are.  Just because you’re nice or polite, it doesn’t mean that you’re growing in spiritual character.  Are there actually marks of spiritual maturity that are concrete and measurable?  According to this passage, spiritual character is revealed by three concrete choices that you make in your life.