The Marks of a Mature Church

MATURE CHURCH

A “Mark” is a visible impression or trace on something.  It could be something as simple as a line, a cut, a dent, a stain, a bruise, or a badge.  Put another way, a “Mark” is a visible sign that carries a distinguishing factor.  In I Corinthians 3:1-3, the apostle Paul gave us some “Marks,” or distinguishing factors as it relates to Christian immaturity.

As we move into the year 2022, with our theme, “The Marks of a Mature Church” I want to highlight 5 Marks or distinguishing factors of a Mature Church as is outlined in our Theme Scripture Acts 3:1-15.  The marks or distinguishing factors are as follows:

A Mature Church Imparts EXPECTANCY (verses 1-5)

A Mature Church Imparts HEALING (verses 6-7)

A Mature Church Imparts JOY (verse 8)

A Mature Church Imparts WONDER (verses 9-10)

A Mature Church Imparts WITNESS (verses 11-15)

The Church’s maturity will be realized and we can exhibit these following marks when we align ourselves with the Scriptures according to Ephesians 4:13-16. The Church’s maturity will be shown when we:

Let us start believing and expecting God’s goodness today as we show and share God’s distinguishing marks of a mature church and thereby “Save Souls and Change Lives.”

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