Faith Like a Child (#4, 1 Cor. 3:1-4)

Sermon Date: 
Aug 11 2019

SERMON STUDY NOTES FOR FURTHER REFLECTION
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WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.” – Galatians 5:16

INTRODUCTION
• Are You a Growing Christian? How do you know?
• What Might Be Stunting Your Growth?

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND/CONTEXT
• Believers in Conflict
– acting like mere men (worldly, fleshly)

• Spiritual Categories
– natural (dead in spirit), carnal (immature), spiritual (mature)

• Spiritual Food
– junk food (worldly), milk (basic knowledge), meat (spiritual fruit)

LIFE PRINCIPLES / APPLICATION
• Love that Grows Up the Church
– from competition to cooperation

• Knowing to Loving & Serving God
– get fed, feed yourself, feeding others

CONCLUSION
• The mature believer outgrows childish ways in the Spirit.
• We are to be child-like in our faith but not childish in our behavior.

GROWING DEEPER
1. Are you growing and maturing in your faith-walk with Jesus? How do you know?
2. What’s the difference between responding in natural ways versus a spiritual way?
3. What are some personal examples of behaving/responding in the flesh (childish)?
4. List possible ways the enemy tries to stunt your spiritual growth. How will you protect yourself?
5. What next steps do you need to take to allow more growth to develop as a Christian?

Growing in the ways of Christ,
Pastor Trevor