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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dear Colleagues,

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HERE IS A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET FOLKS DEEPER INTO THE WORD OF GOD :

Many believers never move beyond topical and question centered bible studies. Consequently they never matriculate from the milk of the word to the meat of the word of God:

You have been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others, but instead you have dropped back to the place where you need someone to teach you all over again the very first principles in God’s Word. You are like babies who can drink only milk, not old enough for solid food. And when a person is still living on milk it shows he isn’t very far along in the Christian life, and doesn’t know much about the difference between right and wrong. He is still a baby Christian! You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right” (Heb. 5:12-14)

Ask the following questions concerning the above passage : (Observe my answers to the questions – as an example as to how a person might respond to the questions.)

  • What spoke to your heart about the passage? Explain: “I am convicted that after all these years I am still a baby Christian; embarrassingly shallow in God’s word.”

  • What did you not like or find difficult about the passage ? “I don’t like the fact that I am unable to effectively teach others. It is of my own doing; probably my lack of hunger for God’s word, and my lack of discipline.”

  • What does the passage say about man ? “Believers fall into two categories: (1) Milk fed babies, unable to discern right from wrong”, and (2) Mature believers who feed on the meat of God’s word and discern right from wrong.”
  • What does the passage say about God ? “Nothing.”
  • What are you going to do about what you have learned ? “I will commit to meditating and studying on God’s word a minimum of 20 minutes each morning. My desire is that my appetite and capacity for God’s word will increase with time.”
  • Who are you going to teach this to this week ? “George”

This week, may you experience His grace, peace, and protection.

R. Dwight Hill

1 The core concepts in this six part series are derived from a bulletin from the U. S. Director of the Navigator, March, 2013







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