Mature into Christ

2 Tim 3:16                Romans 15:4             Luke 8:18              John 6:29                Mark 12:29-31         Titus 3:3-5               1 Cor 1:30                  Eph 6:17               Acts 4:12               1 Thes 5:9    Phil 3:3                2 John 9              Romans 7:6         2 Tim 1:7             2 Peter 3:18         2 Tim 1:9

We must become like a mature person, growing until we become like Christ …

1 John 3:7  “… do not let anyone lead you the wrong way.    Christ is righteous.   So to be like Christ a person must do what is right.”       (Heb 5:14 )

Heb 13:9   Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you into the wrong way….

Heb 13:15-16  So through Jesus let us always offer to God our sacrifices of praise…. because such sacrifices please God.

Mat 11:29  Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit….

James 1:19-22 in gentleness accept God’s teaching ….planted in your hearts, which can save you

Heb 12:13-15 “Keep on the right path, so the weak will not stumble but rather be strengthened.”  “Be careful that no one fails to receive God’s grace and begins to cause trouble among you”

John 5:24  “… whoever hears what I say and believes in the One who sent me has eternal life.   That person will not be judged guilty but has already left death and entered life.”

Col 3:15-17  Let the peace Christ gives control your thinking.    Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly.  … in all you do,   give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.

Phil 2:5(ncv)  “In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus”   6 “Christ himself was like God in everything.”

Heb 2:17 …Jesus had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every way…..

Thinking like Jesus

Luke 6:36-37  “Show mercy,  just as your Father shows mercy.  Don’t judge others, and you will not be judged. ….  Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”         (Mat 6:14-15)

Matt 7:2(niv)  “For in the same way you judge others,  you will be judged,  and the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Romans 2:1(ncv)If you think you can judge others, you are wrong.

Romans 14:4, 10 “You cannot judge another person’s servant… 10  So why do you judge your brother or sister?    And why do you think you are better than they are?

James 2:1, 9   …never think some people are more important than others.    9  if you treat one person as being more important than another, you are sinning. 

 James 2:12 .. you must show mercy to others,    or God will not show mercy to you ……