Mature Christians Are Boring People: And Other Myths about Maturity in Christ - A Daily Devotional for Teens

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Not your average devotional for teens, this book provides in-your-face wisdom that shows how spiritual maturity will give joy, excitement, and profound opportunities to change the lives of friends and family.
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Not your average devotional for teens, this book provides in-your-face wisdom that shows how spiritual maturity will give joy, excitement, and profound opportunities to change the lives of friends and family.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577780373
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Week 1 What Is Maturity Anyway?
Day 1 You Don't Become Boring With Maturity 13
Day 2 Maturity in Christ is Measured by Your Obedience to the Word of God 15
Day 3 Growth in the Lord Is Like Muscle Development 17
Day 4 You Need To Grow Up in Your Salvation 19
Day 5 God Wants Us To Grow Up in All Things 20
Day 6 The More of the Bible You Hear, the More Your Faith Will Grow 22
Day 7 What Is Maturity Anyway 25
Week 2 Signs of Immaturity
Day 1 Being Hyped Is Not the Same as Being Mature 27
Day 2 You Need To Be Full of the Word of God To Strike Back at Temptation 29
Day 3 If You Have a Quiet Time But Don't Do Things To Build Yourself Up, You'll Get Disillusioned 31
Day 4 If Your Growth in the Lord Is Dependent Upon Others, You Won't Grow Much 33
Day 5 To Value One Day Over Another Is a Sign of Immaturity 35
Day 6 Trying To Please People Is Giving in to Peer Pressure 37
Day 7 These Are the Signs of Immaturity 39
Week 3 Christians With Dirty Pants
Day 1 God Wants Us To Learn How To Deal With Sin 41
Day 2 You Must Learn How To Have Self-Control 44
Day 3 The Fruit of the Spirit Is Self-Control 46
Day 4 Take Control and Repent of Filthy Language 48
Day 5 You Have the Power To Avoid Sexual Immorality 50
Day 6 God's High Is Better Than the High Alcohol Can Give You 52
Day 7 Don't Be a Christian with Dirty Pants 54
Week 4 It Is Time To Get Off the Bottle
Day 1 Do You Really Crave the Food of the Word of God 57
Day 2 If All We Can Handle Is Milk, That's All We're Going To Get 60
Day 3 Solid Food Is for the Mature Christian 62
Day 4 If You Want To Grow Up, You Must Start Feeding Yourself 64
Day 5 Make It a Lifelong Passion To Feed Yourself 66
Day 6 As a Young Person Who Loves God, You Should Hunger, Thirst, and Crave that Pure, Spiritual Milk 68
Day 7 It's Time To Get Off the Bottle 70
Week 5 Learning To Stand and Walk
Day 1 God Needs Christians To Start Living Like Christians 73
Day 2 To Get Up and Walk, You Have To Violate Your Natural Tendency To Sin 76
Day 3 You Have To Work at Standing 78
Day 4 Learning To Walk Spiritually Takes Determination 80
Day 5 Many of Us Would Still Be Crawling If We Did Physically What We Do Spiritually 82
Day 6 Walking in Obedience Is the Sign of a Mature Christian 84
Day 7 You Must Learn To Stand and Walk 86
Week 6 What's Coming Out of Your Mouth?
Day 1 Our Words Should Show That We Have Substance 89
Day 2 One Sign of Spiritual Immaturity and Insecurity Is the Overuse of Spiritual Words 92
Day 3 Don't Be the Kind of Person Who Spreads Poison 94
Day 4 Wholesome Talk Is a Sign of Christian Maturity 96
Day 5 Your Tongue Controls Your Destiny 98
Day 6 If You Can Control Your Tongue, You Can Control Anything 100
Day 7 What's Coming Out of Your Mouth? 102
Week 7 Growing Up in the Way We Think
Day 1 Wisdom Comes From Doing Things God's Way 105
Day 2 Mature Christians Have Learned To Think for Themselves 107
Day 3 The Lord Desires Us To Have Control Over What We Think 109
Day 4 By Putting God's Word in Your Mind, You Change the Way You Think 111
Day 5 As Mature Christians Our Attitudes Don't Rule Us, We Rule Them 113
Day 6 To Have the Peace of God, You Need To Deliberately Plant God's Thoughts on Your Mind 115
Day 7 We Need To Grow Up in the Way We Think 117
Week 8 Become Responsible for Yourself
Day 1 When You Take Responsibility For Your Actions and Do the Right Thing, Others Will Take Pleasure in You 119
Day 2 Responsibility Is Doing the Right Thing, Even Without Being Told 122
Day 3 A Mature Christian Doesn't Try To Hide a Guilty Conscience 124
Day 4 You Need To Take Responsibility for Your Own Spiritual Growth 126
Day 5 God Wants Us To Be Responsible for Our Actions 128
Day 6 When You're Responsible Over Little Things, God and Your Parents Can Trust You With More 130
Day 7 You Need To Become Responsible for Yourself 132
Week 9 More Signs of Maturity
Day 1 Those Who Are Immature Are Tossed Back and Forth; Those Who Are Mature Are Stable 135
Day 2 A Mature Christian Digs into the Word of God To Understand the Ways and Heart of God 137
Day 3 A Mature Christian Is Fully Assured in What He Believes 139
Day 4 A Mature Christian Finds Great Joy in Prayer 141
Day 5 Maturity Is Learning How To Persevere in Every Area 143
Day 6 If You're Going To Be Mature, You Had Better Get Ready to Press On 145
Day 7 These Are Signs of Maturity 147
Week 10 Growing Up Emotionally
Day 1 A Mature Christian Doesn't Pay Attention to His Emotions 149
Day 2 Don't Let Your Weariness Guide Your Life 151
Day 3 Guard Your Heart 153
Day 4 A Mature Christian Seeks Help and Does Something With the Help He Gets 155
Day 5 As a Mature Christian You Need To See Through the Emotion of the Moment 157
Day 6 As a Mature Christian There Will Be Times You'll Need To Encourage Yourself in the Lord 160
Day 7 Growing Up Emotionally 162
Week 11 Mature Fire For God
Day 1 God Is Not Looking for a Flicker or a Spark, But a Mature Fire 163
Day 2 Many Christians Walk Around Carrying Dead Branches 165
Day 3 God Wants To Be the Passion of Your Heart 167
Day 4 You Need To Rid Yourself of the Things that Keep Your Fire From Being Lit 169
Day 5 To Keep the Fire Going, You Must Continue To Use the Same Ingredients that Got Your Fire Going in the First Place 172
Day 6 Ingredients that Get and Keep Your Fire Burning 175
Day 7 Mature Fire for God 177
Week 12 Maturity = I Am Not in the Center
Day 1 Selfishness Is a Sign of Immaturity, While Selflessness Is a Sign of Strength and Growth 179
Day 2 Preferring Others Is What Selflessness Is All About 181
Day 3 A Mature Christian Wants Others To Be Blessed and Does Not Become Jealous of Their Stuff 182
Day 4 A Mature Christian Seeks To Love, To Serve, and to Give 184
Day 5 A Mature Christian Seeks To See Others as God Sees Them, and Is Moved With Compassion the Way Jesus Was 185
Day 6 A Mature Christian Doesn't Care What He Wants Personally, But What God Wants 186
Day 7 A Mature Christian Is Not Self-Centered 188
Week 13 Maturity = Giving Yourself Away To Reach the World
Day 1 We Need To learn To Prefer Others, Give Ourselves Away, and Be Selfless 189
Day 2 This Is Your Summer To Go on a Missions Trip 191
Day 3 Feeling Sorry for People Doesn't Get the Gospel to Them in Order to Save Them 193
Day 4 If You're Going To Make Your Mark in the World, You're Going To Have To Be Selfless 195
Day 5 Have You Sent In Your Application Yet? 197
Day 6 A Mature Christian Realizes that the Great Commission Is Speaking to Him 199
Day 7 Maturity Is Giving Yourself Away To Reach the World 201
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