be strong in the lord


Day 1 By this time you ought to be teachers

Hebrews 5:12-14

What should many believers be by this time?

By this time you ought to be teachers.

If this is your current status, what do you need!

You need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God.

Who is a babe in Christ!

For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

Who is solid food for?

But solid food belongs to those who are mature, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Day 2 leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to spiritual maturity

Hebrews 6:1-3

If a person has already built the right Spiritual Foundation, what should they do now?

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to spiritual maturity, not laying again the foundation.

What are the six foundational teachings?

1. Repentance from dead works, 2. faith toward God, 3. doctrine of baptisms, 4. laying on of hands, 5. resurrection of the dead, and 6. eternal judgment.

Do you want to press on to maturity?

Day 3 Therefore you shall be perfect (mature), just as your Father in heaven is perfect

Matthew 5:48

What did Jesus say you are to become?

"Therefore you shall be perfect (mature), just as your Father in heaven is perfect."

Day 4 Until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man

Ephesians 4:13-14

What will those who are mature become?

Until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

What should we be no longer?

That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine.

How are spiritual children tricked?

By the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.

Day 5 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ

Philippians 3:7-9

Why did Paul count all worldly things as loss?

I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, that I may gain Christ.

What kind of Righteousness did Paul want to have?

Not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.

What kind of Power did Paul want to have?

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.

Day 6 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on

Philippians 3:10-12

What kind of Power did the apostle Paul want?

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.

Why did he want this power?

If, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Did Paul see himself as being absolutely perfect?

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on.

In light of how Paul viewed himself, what did he do?

I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Day 7 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus

Philippians 3:13-14

How did Paul view his own history?

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

What did Paul do in his daily life?

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

As a Disciple of Jesus, are you pressing toward the goal for the prize of the upward call?