One thing every child has in common is the desire to grow up. Somewhere between 2-3 years old, kids develop an awareness that little people have the potential of becoming “big.” Physical growth for children is normal, regularly measured, and a cause for joy. Growth is so important that hindered growth is universally regarded as a great cause for concern.
But there is a massive tragedy few are aware of and with which fewer still concern themselves—namely, halted spiritual growth, perpetual infancy, never becoming a “big person” spiritually. The writer of Hebrews pauses in his explanation about Jesus’ greatness to address the importance of growing UP (Hebrews 5:11-6:3). Believers in Jesus must keep growing up in Christ as He transforms our attitudes, behaviors, and character.
sermon by: Larry Murray