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Spiritual Baby Food (7 of 30)
Series: The Book of 1 Corinthians
I Corinthians 3:1-10
August 18, 2004
1. Last week our lesson was entitled, How Well do You
See? having to do with the knowledge and wisdom we need to understand spiritual matters. Paul told us that the understanding of "all things spiritual" requires the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He is the Teacher and Illuminator of all spiritual truth:
a. 1 Cor. 2:12, "Now we have received, not the spirit of
the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."
2. As we move into our lesson this evening, we have already
seen that the Holy Spirit is the One who helps us understand spiritual truths. Additionally, Paul wants us to know that we need a steady diet of God's Word in order to grow and understand even more. The Holy Spirit works in concert with God's revealed Word. He is the one who sheds light on the Bible (2:10).
a. The Holy Spirit gives the new Christian the necessary,
foundational truths he needs in order to grow...it is the milk of the Word. I call it "spiritual baby food" because that's exactly what the "milk of the Word" is (vv. 1, 2).
3. Let me give you two points to our outline:
I. The Milk Christian
II. The Meat Christian
I. THE MILK CHRISTIAN
1. Let's keep in mind; not all Christians who feed on milk
are carnal Christians. There are some new Christians who have been saved for a short period of time that are far more spiritual than others who have been saved for 20 years. Yes, they are feeding on milk--this is where we all begin, but they soon move on to the meat of the Word.
a. Carnal Christians, on the other hand, often tend to
remain carnal Christians all of their lives. This was the problem for many of the Corinthian believers. Let's take a closer look at the Milk Christian:
A. His daily diet
1. It consists of milk
a. I have never ...
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