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Spiritual Growth Is Difficult For The Spiritually Hard Of HearingOne of the challenges pastors face in preparing messages is that congregations are made up of people in different stages of their Christian life. Some are more mature in the faith than others. This is in part because some are new Christians and some have been Christians for many years. But there is another reason why this is true. Some are able to hear what’s being taught better than others.
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.The author started talking about Jesus as our High Priest and he wanted to tell them more. But he couldn’t because of their spiritual hearing problem. From what he says next it appears they had been Christians for a while.
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:12-14The writer tells us there is an expectation for all Christians. [Tweet "There’s a point in our Christian lives when we should be a teacher."] This doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be a teacher. Certainly not in the sense of having to teach a class or lead a Bible study. What is expected is that everyone grows to to the point one knows as much about the Christian life as a teacher knows. These verses tell us two important principles of spiritual growth.
2 Principles of Spiritual Growth
- The method of spiritual growth: be skilled in the word of righteousness Hebrews 5:13
- The measure of spiritual growth: be trained to distinguish good from evil Hebrews 5:14
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