No Longer Be Children

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Paul reminds us that the danger of remaining a spiritual child results in being spiritually unstable. This lesson reminds us that there are false teachers out there and that we must be wary of false teaching.

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No Longer Be Children

  1. 1. No Longer beGR ChildrenO Ephesians 4.14,W CB NT p. 340INGU “unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of theP stature of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4.13)
  2. 2. “so that we mayno longer children,tossed to and fro by thewaves and carried about byevery wind of doctrine, byhuman cunning, bycraftiness in deceitfulschemes” —Ephesians 4.14, CB NT p. 340
  3. 3. Children “foolish” “inexperienced” “childish” TDNT, p. 631
  4. 4. The Saints in Corinth“But I brothers, could notaddress you as spiritualpeople, but as people of theflesh, as infants in Christ.” —1 Corinthians 3.1, CB NT p.
  5. 5. The Saints in Corinth“When I was a child, I spokelike a child, I thought like achild, I reasoned like a child.When I became a man I man,gave up childish ways.” —1 Corinthians 13.11, CB NT p.
  6. 6. The Saints in Corinth“Brothers, do not bechildren in your thinking. Beinfants in evil, but in yourthinking be mature.” —1 Corinthians 14.20, CB NT p.
  7. 7. The Hebrew Saints —Hebrews 5.11 - 6.2, CB NT p.ChildDull of hearingUnskilled in the wordElementary doctrine
  8. 8. The Hebrew Saints —Hebrews 5.11 - 6.2, CB NT p.Child MatureDull of hearing “powers of discernmentUnskilled in the word trained byElementary doctrine constant practice to distinguish good from evil”
  9. 9. The danger of remaining aSPIRITUAL child
  10. 10. Cunning
  11. 11. craftiness
  12. 12. Deceitfulschemes
  13. 13. “Beware of false prophets,who come to you in sheep’sclothing, but inwardly areraveouswolves.”—Matthew 7.15;CB NT p.
  14. 14. “I am astonished thatyou are so quickly desertingHim who called you in thegrace of Christ and are turningto a different gospel —” —Galatians 1.6, CB NT p. 327
  15. 15. “Forsaking the right way, theyhave gone astray.” —2 Peter 2.15, CB NT p. 416
  16. 16. “they entice bysensual passions of the fleshthose who are barely escapingfrom those who live in error.They promise freedom, butthey themselves are slaves ofcorruption.” —2 Peter 2.18-19, CB NT p. 416
  17. 17. “But I have thisagainst you, thatyou tolerate thatWoman Jezebel, whocalls herself a prophetess andis teaching and seducing myservants to practice sexualimmorality and to eat foodsacrificed to idols.” —Revelation 2.20, CB NT p. 434
  18. 18. Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  19. 19. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  20. 20. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aboyandhisbike/4626653083/sizes/l/in/photostream/Smiling Girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tadolo/3382414624/sizes/l/in/photostream/Child driving: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moz/6682734/sizes/l/in/photostream/Bible: iStock_000005121013Dice: iStock_000006474267Preacher with horns: iStock_000005870937Teacher: iStock_000006009755Sailboat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aboyandhisbike/4626652567/sizes/l/in/photostream/Boat in Waves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3016985275/sizes/l/in/photostream/Beached Boat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28096801@N05/4306220301/sizes/l/in/photostream/Muscle boy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tripphotogallery/4078959737/sizes/l/in/photostream/Muscle Man Arm: iStock_000004707356
  21. 21. Compiled and Presented by:God’s Growth Dave Stewart 1 May, 2011#07 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com No Longer Be Children Ephesians 4.14 Synopsis: Paul reminds us that the danger of remaining a spiritual child results in being spiritually unstable. This lesson reminds us that there are false teachers out there and that we must be wary of false teaching. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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