Milk or Meat Slides, 8/31/14

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Milk or Meat Slides, 8/31/14

  1. 1. Dear brothers, I have been talking to you as though you were s6ll just babies in the Chris6an life who are not following the Lord but your own desires; I cannot talk to you as I would to healthy Chris6ans who are filled with the Spirit. I have had to feed you with milk and not with solid food because you couldn’t digest anything stronger. And even now you s6ll have to be fed on milk. For you are s6ll only baby Chris6ans, controlled by your own desires, not God’s. When you are jealous of one another and divide up into quarreling groups, doesn’t that prove you are s6ll babies, wan6ng your own way? In fact, you are ac6ng like people who don’t belong to the Lord at all.
  2. 2. There you are, quarreling about whether I am greater than Apollos, and dividing the church. Doesn’t this show how liKle you have grown in the Lord? Who am I, and who is Apollos, that we should be the cause of a quarrel? Why, we’re just God’s servants, each of us with certain special abili6es, and with our help you believed. My work was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos’ work was to water it, but it was God, not we, who made the garden grow in your hearts.
  3. 3. The person who does the plan6ng or watering isn’t very important, but God is important because he is the one who makes things grow. Apollos and I are working as a team, with the same aim, though each of us will be rewarded for his own hard work. We are only God’s coworkers. You are God’s garden, not ours; you are God’s building, not ours. 1 Corinthians 3:1-­‐9 (TLB)
  4. 4. Paul’s 2 levels of Chris1an living: 1. Some believers are living in the flesh... in the carnal, 2. Some are living in the spiritual.
  5. 5. 1. Babies can’t help themselves, and babies can’t help others.
  6. 6. Baby Believers: • They don’t know how to feed on the Spiritual Word • They don’t know how feed themselves • They choose to be spoon-­‐fed, if they choose to be fed at all.
  7. 7. 1. Babies can’t help themselves, and babies can’t help others. 2. Babies want MILK and aren’t ready for MEAT & solid food.
  8. 8. CARNAL is a form of the La6n word describing the flesh, (example: carnivore or flesh-­‐eater)
  9. 9. CARNIVORE
  10. 10. 1. Babies can’t help themselves, and babies can’t help others. 2. Babies want MILK and aren’t ready for MEAT & solid food. 3. God calls us to leave this baby state and be like Jesus.

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