The Purpose of Learning

 

I.         Teaching is required

            A.        Matthew 28:19-20 - Commanded

            B.        Acts 2:40-42 - Example

            C.        Hebrews 5:11-12 - Ought to become

II.        Learning is required

            A.        I Peter 2:1-3 - Ought to be desired

            B.        Must grow in order to retain what you have - II Peter 1:5-11

III.       Like any family, the children need special care and attention

            A.        We are the house of God and need to know how to behave - I Timothy 3:15

            B.        We need to know how to hold on firm - Hebrews 3:6

IV.      To prevent problems

            A.        Israel destroyed by a lack of knowledge - Hosea 4:6

            B.        A lack of knowledge leads to no changes - I Corinthians 3:1-3

            C.        Learning and understand causes growth - Matthew 13:19-23

            D.        Keep from being led astray - Ephesians 4:11-16

V.        The best time to learn is when you are starting out

            A.        A child desires milk - I Peter 2:1-3

            B.        A feature of the early Christians - Acts 2:42; 5:42

            C.        As with Jesus, temptations often come hard after conversion - Mark 1:9-13

                        1.         Less experience

                        2.         Less knowledge


A New Life

 

I.     A new birth - I Peter 1:22-25

II.    Freed from sin, so requires new behavior - Romans 6:1-23

III.   A new creation - II Corinthians 5:17

IV.  A new focus - Colossians 3:1-17