GROWING IN GOD’S WORD


  Introduction

       A.  The Bible is the most important book available.

       B.  Most people have a Bible.

       C.  Where would we rate ourselves on a scale of one to ten regarding our knowledge and
             understanding of the Bible?

       D.  Let’s think about growing in God’s word.

   I.  Benefits

       A.  The development of our faith.  Romans 10:13-21 (836); v17

             1.  Faith is believing what God and Jesus teach and acting on that belief.  Example:

             2.  Faith is not based on feelings.  Example:

             3.  The standard of faith is God’s word.  V17

       B.  A knowledge of God and Jesus.  John 17:3 (796)

       C.  Direction for our lives.  2 Corinthians 5:7 (854); Galatians 3:11 (861); 2 Timothy 3:
            16-17 (880):
    
             Teaching
             Rebuking
             Correcting
             Training

  II.  Growing in God’s word is developmental. 

        A.  Must start with the basic.  1 Peter 2:2-3 (895)

        B.  Progress to an advanced understanding of God’s word.  Hebrews 5:11-14 (885)

        C.  Stages of learning process:  basic to complex.

Conclusion
         A.  Review

         B.  Acts 8:27-39 (808)