Growing Up Spiritually Pt4

Balanced Spiritual Diet 1

Sunday, March 15, 2020

I. Growing Up Spiritually

A.Balanced Spiritual Diet

1.(Eph. 4:11-16 NLT) Foundation text

2.Balanced Diet – (Acts 2:40-42, 46-47)

a.Four spiritual food groups

~Apostles’ doctrine


~Breaking of bread


B.Apostles Doctrine (Teaching)

1.(2 Tim. 3:16-17) New covenant teaching is the beginning of all spiritual growth.

a.The new covenant explains what the old covenant contains; the new covenant reveals what the old covenant conceals.

~Jesus brought substance to the OT types and shadows.

-Who am I in Christ?

-What do I have in Christ?

-What can I do in Christ?

2.(Isa. 55:8-11) The Word of God is the seed and bread we need to grow.

a.(Matt. 4:4) God’s Word is likened to food.

~(1 Pet. 2:2 AMP) milk for growth

b.Just as food must be ingested and digested so must the word.

~(Jos. 1:8) meditate the word

~(Pro. 4:20-23 AMP)

~(Pro. 27:19 NIV) life reflects the heart

c.(1 Pet. 1:23 AMP) God’s Word contains His DNA.

~(Mark 4:13-20) God’s Word is seed.


[Pastor Lee Stokes]


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