Margaret Street Church of Christ
DULL OF HEARING
May 9, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 5:11

DULL OF HEARING

May 9, 2021 / Hebrews 5:11

Many suffer from spiritual immaturity and may even be putting their souls in danger. The writer of Hebrews admonishes all Christians to pursue spiritual maturity in their walk of faith.

I. V9-11: “DULL OF HEARING”

A. What is the context of this passage? These Christians had !

B. The ISV renders verse 11 as, “… it is difficult to explain because you have become .” 

C. To be “dull hearing” doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with . It means there is something wrong with .

Scripture References: Act 17:11; 2 Tim 4:3-4; Hebrews 2:1; 3:1,8,12; 4:1,2,11,14; 6:12; James 1:22; Rev 2:10; 3:1

II. V12-13: PURE MILK OF THE WORD

A. What is “milk”? It is the “.”

B. In one way or another, should be able to teach the Gospel to others.

C. What are some of the “First Principles,” or “milk of the word”?

Scripture References: John 15:8; 2 Cor 13:5; Eph 4:11; James 3:1; 1 Peter 2:1-3

III. V14: MEAT FOR THE MATURE

A. Dullness of hearing is the in order to nurture and .

B. If you want to become spiritually mature and understand the more “solid” teachings of Scripture, then the precious milk of God’s word must first — so that you can .

Scripture References: 2 King 22:19; Psalm 34:8; 119:11,18,105; Isa 11:3; 55:3; Rom 12:2; Eph 1:18; 4:18-19; 

1 Pet 2:3; Rev 2:7

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