Growing As A Christian (Part I)

Intro:  If a baby isn’t growing, we know something is wrong, and it’s the same way with a Christian.  With the new life within us, God also puts a desire in us to listen to Him and to follow Him.  He also wants us to make good decisions and choices and to avoid those things that hurt our relationship with Him.

As a new Christian, one is considered to be what?  (I Peter 2:2)_____________________________

What are we to desire as Christians?  (I Peter 2:2) _____________________________________

“MILK” and “MEAT” are used here as symbolic of Christian growth, or lack of growth.  What would you say was the condition of one who still needs milk after a long period of time? (Hebrews 5:12? ____________________________________________________________________

What type of Christian would be able to eat the “Meat” of the Word?  (Hebrews 5:14)_______________________________________________________________________

What is the reason we have so few people willing to be Bible teachers? (Hebrews 5:12-14)_____________________________________________________________

What should one be able to discern between as he studies the Bible? (Heb. 5:14)_______________________________________________________________

Do you think these verses explain why so few Christians witness, work, tithe, and give themselves freely to God’s service?  (Heb. 5:12-14)  Explain in your own words: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is the command given in this verse?  (II Tim. 2:15) _________________________________________________________________________

To whom are we to show ourselves approved?  (II Tim. 2:15) ______________________________

How often do you read the Bible? ___________________________

Why do you read the Bible? ____________________________________________________

Knowing the Bible is true and that it is God’s Holy Word, do you feel you are obligated to do what it says? ______________________________________________________.