12.3. Assignment

I.     Memorize: Luke 2:52

II.   Questions:

1. What are the four areas of growth according to Luke 2:52?

2.  What characteristic is directly opposite to adaptability?

3.  What characteristic is needed when facing reversals and set-backs?

4.  What is the import of Phil. 4:4-9?

5.  What kind of person maintains a constant hope in God?

  1.  Exercise: 

Evaluate  Your  Personal  Level  Of  Maturity

  Never              Rarely             Generally                  Often                  Always  

        1                      2                          3                           4                          5

1.  Each characteristic is true of you. 

2.  To what degree does each characteristic describe you? How mature are you? 

3.  Choose which magnitude (1-5) most accurately describes you in each characteristic. 

4.  Self-deception is a powerful force. Please be as objective as you can be. 

        Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto

         perfection (tel-i-o-tace’) a  complete,  consummate … (Hebrews 6:1-2)

       And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; 

       and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting (kat-ar-tis-mos’ – meaning 

      complete, mature) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying 

      of the body of Christ   (Ephesians 4:11-12)