January 23, 2019
Churches are filled with spiritually uninformed people—those with no firm Bible background—who must find a driving need for religious literacy to force rapid learning.
The apostle Paul, reveals that “driving need,” God’s approval. Writing to Timothy, Paul encourages him to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
Paul writes, “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food because you were not yet ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready” (1 Corinthians 3:2).
On spiritual infants, the writer of Hebrews writes, “Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness because he is an infant (Hebrews 5:13).
Spiritual education is the process of facilitating infant growth. I recommend the following six approaches to religious education:
- Personal and group Bible study.
- Taking sermon and Bible lesson notes. Writing down sermon notes.
- Discussion. Discuss spiritual ideas with others.
- Verse memorization.
- Research a topic.
One or more of the above helps your spiritual learning so, you are a workman that needs not be ashamed. You also gain God’s approval.
Don’t let Satan convince you Sunday morning pew participation is all you need.