May 30, 2021
Pastor Ricky Smith
I. Junk Food
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 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
Consuming Culture More Than Craving God’s Word Is Like Living On Junk Food
II. Diet and Exercise
13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
A. Unskilled in the Word
B. Confused on Who to Follow
1 Corinthians 3:1-4
Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, because you were not yet ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready, 3 because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife m among you, are you not fleshly and living like unbelievers? 4 For whenever someone says, “I’m with Paul,” and another, “I’m with Apollos,” are you not unspiritual people?
C. Unable to Teach
D. Struggle to Make Wise Decisions
Yesterday’s Success Can Regress If You Reinstate Bad Habits
- I repent of my sin and turn to Jesus as my Savior and King
- I confess of allowing culture to speak more than Scripture
- I commit to the Calvary Carnivore Bible Reading Challenge
- Why are we more prone to listen to the voice of culture rather than the Word of God?
- Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 and discuss how biblical illiteracy can impact who we choose to follow.
- How does discipline in Bible study impact our ability to apply discernment?
- Share examples of how God has comforted you in times of trouble.
- Even when things seem to be going wrong, how can we choose to praise God?
- Read Psalm 145:13 and celebrate some of God’s promises that speak to your journey.