Becoming A Truly Mature Christian

Fifth in the series “Upstream”

1 Timothy 5:1-25

Main Point:  God desires for us to live our lives well as part of a multi-generational community of faith.

  1. Real Christians treat one another as family [1-2]
    1. Mark 3:33-34
  2. Real Christians help those truly in need [3-15]
    1. Acts 6:1-4
    2. Matthew 15:4-6
    3. 1Corinthians 7: 8 – 9, 1 Corinthians 7:39 – 40
  3. Real Christians honor those further upstream [17-25]
    1. Deuteronomy 25:4
    2. Luke 10:7
  4. Applications and Next Steps
    1. How could you improve the way that you interact with those who are upstream from you in this church? Others?
    2. Who is someone that you could trust to share with them the areas of your life that you usually prefer to remain hidden?
    3. What practical improvements can we make to our ministry to better care for those who truly are in need?