Sermons

Asst. Pastor Timothy Yeo - 16 June 2018

How To Grow In Hunger For God?

HOW TO GROW IN HUNGER FOR GOD

Hebrews 5:11-6:3

Series: Crave

In our faith journey, complacency and entitlement can hinder us from growing in spiritual maturity. How can we be intentional to grow in our hunger for God?

Discussion Guide

1) Beware of Spiritual Dullness (Hebrews 5:11-14)

Hunger for God is shown through our desire to grow in spiritual maturity i.e. know God more and increasingly live according to His ways. In your own words, explain why growing in spiritual maturity is important.

Hebrews 5:12-14 identifies two indicators of maturity – teaching others about God’s word and distinguishing good from evil. Using these indicators, how would you rate your level of spiritual maturity from a scale of 1 to 10? Share with your Life Group why you think you are at a certain level. What is stopping you from going higher up the scale?

Spiritual dullness (Hebrews 5:11) refers to the unwillingness to learn about God and/or sluggishness in obeying Him. What are some common forms of spiritual dullness you see? How do you think spiritual dullness affects us from progressing further in our faith? How can we caution one another when we see spiritual dullness appearing in each other’s lives, even in the smallest of habits or incidents?

2) Advance to Spiritual Maturity (Hebrews 6:1-3)

"Growing old is natural, growing up is intentional." Do you agree with this statement? Why? Among the Christians you know, who do you think are intentional to grow up in their faith? What can you learn from them? More specifically, what steps do you want to take to make progress, either in the two clear indicators of maturity stated in Hebrews 5:12-14, or in other ways?

Every believer is responsible to take ownership of their spiritual growth. But the community can and should help. How would God want the your Life Group to encourage, correct, train or support one another to mature in their faith? How conducive is your Life Group for spiritual growth? What are current things your group needs to keep doing because they are helpful in spurring one another to grow, and things you need to change or improve? Let’s keep one another accountable so that we do not be stagnant but continue to advance in spiritual maturity.

Reflection Questions

1) Beware of Spiritual Dullness (Hebrews 5:11-14)

Spiritual dullness refers to the unwillingness to learn about God and/or sluggishness in obeying Him. How can we caution one another when we see spiritual dullness appearing in each other’s lives, even in the smallest of habits or incidents?

2) Advance to Spiritual Maturity (Hebrews 6:1-3)

What steps do you want to take to make progress in your faith, either in the two clear indicators of maturity stated in Hebrews 5:12-14, or in other ways? How would God want the your Life Group to encourage, correct, train or support one another to mature in their faith?

From Series: "Crave"

Food. Companionship. Purpose.

These are just some of the many things we crave for.
God created Man to have desires. Some desires sustain our life physically; some help make our life meaningful. As Christ-followers, part of our growth is to crave for more of God and His will to come to pass in our lives.
These 3 weekends before Conference, overcome obstacles to our craving for God, increase our spiritual appetite, and discover what a life of craving for God can look like.

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