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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grasping at Leadership 7

Hebrews 5:11 – 14 is a passage I use quite a bit in the Dads Teach the Bible workshops I do.  Working through the chapter this time I saw some things that I have not seen before, namely a series of contrasts.  The contrast between the mature and the babe:
Ever wonder why some people do not seem to grow in their relationship with Christ?  Thoughts at DTTB.

Infant Mature
Role Need to be taught Teacher
Need Milk Solid Food
Means of Growth Time Practice
Content Elementary principles Thngs hard to explain
Sensitivity to Spiritual Things Dull of Hearing Senses trained
Relationship to the Word Not Accustomed Accustomed

Spend some time thinking through these.  There is more here for one to find.

One of those needs some explanation, “Means of Growth.”  The idea here is that being a Christian for a long time does not mean one grows as a Christian.  The writer says that they have been believers long enough that they should be teachers, but they are not.  Why?  They have not practiced.  The practice, or obedience is the means of growth, not time in grade.

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