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
~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]