Growing-Up Goals for Diligent Disciples

Artwork for Growing Up in God's Family

We've been thinking about growing toward spiritual maturity for quite some time. The series has taken us through the stages all of us must pass (infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) as we mature in our walk with Christ. Even though we can never say that we have “arrived,” there are some checkpoints by which we are able to measure our maturity. We want to focus our attention on them as we wrap up the series. They are set forth in the first major section of Peter's second letter. Spend a few minutes reading them. Beginning with faith (2 Peter 1:5) and ending with love (1:7), you will find eight qualities, which deserve our most diligent effort.