Got Milk? Part 1 (7 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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Got Milk? Part 1(7 of 13)
How to Develop a Hunger for the Word of God
Series: No Guts, No Glory
Jeff Lynn
1 Peter 2:1-3
Preached February 22, 2009


INTRODUCTION

We are starting the second half of this series on how to get, and stay, spiritually fit.
For the last four weeks I have been talking on prayer, which is one of the habits, or disciplines, of the Christian life that keeps us in shape spiritually in order for us to become more like Christ.

The title of the series is called, "No Guts, No Glory," because if you don't put in the effort, or make a determination to train yourself, then God won't get the glory. Remember, the Christian life is not all about you; it's about God being seen through you.
You are a representative of Christ.
And your becoming more like Christ is attractive to a non-believing world.

The second habit, or discipline, in which we need to train is that of bible intake.

The bible is your nourishment.

Remember, when Jesus was tempted by the devil, after having fasted forty days in the wilderness, to turn stones into bread, He said,

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4

If you don't eat physically, you'll die.

If you don't eat spiritually, you'll die.

Our text this morning is 1 Peter 2:1-3.

TEXT: 1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV

PRAYER
When it comes to the discipline of the Bible, there are some staggering statistics:

Of "born-again Christians:"
o 18% -- less than two of every ten - read the Bible every day.
o 23% -- almost one in four professing Christians - say they never read the Bible.

How many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper? (No offense to those in our church who work for the Caller-Times…)
How many of you believe everything you read on the internet?
How many of your believe everything you read in the bible?
So, why would you spend more time reading something you didn't believe versus that which y ...


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