Growing Older, But Not Growing Up - Pt. II (11 of 40) by Ernest Easley

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Growing Older, But Not Growing Up - Pt. II (11 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 3:5-15

As you are turning to the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians, I want to ask you a question: Are you living under Kingdom Authority? I’m talking about the authority God has given you as one of His children. Authority over all the power of the enemy! Authority to live as an overcomer! Authority that causes the spirits to live subject to you!

Are you living under Kingdom Authority? Let me ask you another question: since God has given you such authority, why would you want to live without such authority? I don’t think we realize the incredible power God has given us, and yet, we choose to live in defeat to ungodly things.

Remember that before you can have authority, you must first be under authority. Before you can be over the things God has set under you, you have to first be under those things God has set above you. And for the believers at Corinth, that was a problem. And for many of us today, it’s a problem.

Last time together from this 3rd chapter of 1 Corinthians we discovered …

(1) The LIMITATION to Growing Up.

As strange as it may sound, the founding Pastor of the church, the Apostle Paul, deliberately kept spiritual truth from them because frankly, they couldn’t handle it.

-their condition: they had birth without growth.

Yes, they were saved! No, they were not growing and Paul calls them “carnal,” and “babes.” One thing you can know about babies, babies always act like babies. In fact, in verse 3 he tells them that they are “behaving like mere men,” that is, like unbelievers! When you move out from under Kingdom Authority, that’s what you’re left with: “behaving like mere men.”

Verse 3, “for you are STILL carnal.” That was their condition: they had birth without growth.

-their conduct: they had division without unity.

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