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Rev. Dr. Darrin Moore: Coping with Spiritual Plateaus (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Rev. Dr. Darrin Moore, senior pastor of Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in Spring, finds spiritual significance in understanding the natural geologic formation known as a plateau. He notes plateaus are part of God’s creation.
Metaphorically, plateaus are places or periods of stability and are “natural and normal and necessary” as part of “God’s scenery of the Christian life.” Moore lists three benefits of plateaus in one’s spiritual life. He also points out that being on a spiritual plateau is a luxury of comfortable people.
Moore begins to examine three biblical principles for coping with spiritual plateaus—referencing Romans 8:29 and 2 Corinthians 3:18—and describes the less-than-glorious process of becoming like Christ.
Part 2, Living on a Spiritual Plateau, is available here.
This sermon arose in response to an invitation by the North American Mission Board and the pastors and elders of New Life Reformed Church in Spring to address the topic of spiritual plateaus. It was posted online Aug. 6, 2020, and was shared with Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in Spring Aug. 16, 2020.