Second in a mini-series on the book of Hebrews (Part 1 here), this podcast addresses the question “Does God expect all of us to eventually mentor and teach others?” Yes, but we often linger in spiritual infanthood, and God through the passage below, will have none of it:

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Here’s the sermon, with outline below.

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So we see that because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest. ~ Hebrews 3:19 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. ~ Hebrews 4:10

Hebrews 5:12-14

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 WHY MATURITY IS THE GOAL

1. The goal of every living thing is to                                        2. Maturity is the most fulfilling because it is                           full grown

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 stages

UNDERSTANDING “THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” ~ Romans 1:16-17 (NKJV)

MATURITY THROUGH                                              

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. (NAS)

We must be                                                                             

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