Get Out of The Playpen

May 22, 2017 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

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 A salesman telephoned a household and a young boy answered. "May I speak to your mother?" the salesman asked. The boy replied, "She's not here right now." The salesman then asked, "Is there anyone else there?" The boy replied, "My sister." The salesman asked, "May I speak to her?" The boy replied, "I guess so." At this point there was a long period of silence on the phone. Then the boy returned and said, "Hello?" The salesman responded, "It's you again? I thought you were going to get your sister." To which the boy replied, "I tried but I can't get her out of the playpen!!!"

 “That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ.”  Ephesians 4:14-15

 It is our Father’s plan that we should grow up. We all want our kids to grow up, not too early, not too late, but right on time, just keep growing, maturing. It is the Father’s plan that we grow into the image of His Son, Jesus. It doesn’t matter how long we have been believers, but we must never stop growing. When we’re not growing, we are vulnerable to false doctrines and deceptive men who might use us to get what they want. If we’re not growing, we’ll be more self-centered and self-absorbed like a baby. If we’re not growing, we can’t help but talk like babies, but one of the most awkward situations is when big people talk like babies. Sure, it’s okay to talk like a baby to a baby, but it might be disturbing if your Insurance agent got in your face and said, “Does your little car have a booboo?”  Or if your waiter said, “Him ate his din-din so good, him has a happy plate.” We need to grow up spiritually into the image of Christ, Who spoke the truth in love. If we’ll ask ourselves these questions before we speak, we’ll be on the way to growing up: “Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?”

 So proud of our church for giving over $7,700 to One Mission Ministries last Sunday.

 

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