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The Need for Discipleship

Jamie Trascritti
August 6, 2017

The Need for Discipleship

Youth Pastor Jamie Trascritti shares from Hebrews 5:11-6:3.

Hebrew 5:11-6:3
The Need for Discipleship

5:11 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, 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.

6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits.

Three Needs for Discipleship:

  1. Maturity in the Christian Life
    • Too many Christians are immature for too long.
    • Our spiritual strength is dependent on intake and exercise.
  2. Going Beyond Foundational Doctrines
    • Soteriology
    • Theology
    • Baptism
    • Ecclesiology
    • The Resurrection
    • Eschatology
    • There must be a priority on expositional teaching.
    • Teachers act as Spiritual Parents.
  3. Reliance on the Holy Spirit
    • Humility of the Individual
    • Opportunity from the Church
      • Sunday School
      • Home Groups
      • Men’s/Women’s
      • AWANA
      • Youth Group