July 18, 2021 - Encounter Night

From Milk to Meat (Going to the Next Level in Your Growth in God)

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/// SCRIPTURES

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 – “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food…”

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food (brōma); for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?

John 4:31-36 – My food (brōma) is to do the will of Him” 

Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But He said to them, “I have food (meat) to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” Jesus *said to them, “My food (brōma) is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

Hebrews 6:1-3 – leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ”

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

James 1:22-25 – prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers”

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

2 Timothy 3:1-8 – learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth”

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.

Mark 12:29-31 – WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL”

Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, ISRAEL! THE LORD IS OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Romans 12:6-8 – “if service, in the act of serving…”

However, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if prophecy, in proportion to one’s faith; if service, in the act of serving; or the one who teaches, in the act of teaching; or the one who exhorts, in the work of exhortation; the one who gives, with generosity; the one who is in leadership, with diligence; the one who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Corinthians 9:16 – if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about,”

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for I am under compulsion; for woe to me if I do not preach the gospel.

Matthew 28:19-20 – Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations”

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

1 Corinthians 14:29-33 – two or three prophets speak, and have the others”

Have two or three prophets speak, and have the others pass judgment. But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, then the first one is to keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.

/// NOTES

Ever Been Given Wrong Directions?

  • The Way to Increase is Not to Hoard
  • The Way to FulFilment is Not to Fight for Your Way
  • The Way to Growth is Not to Sit and Learn!

Milk – Elementary Teachings of Christ

Meat (Broma) – My Food is to DO

Gym Analogy

  • Fat and Lazy
  • Strong and Fit

We Must go from HEARING ONLY TO DOING!

In order to continue to grow, we must go from just consuming and sitting to consuming and doing. From being just a hearer to a doer. From a spectator on the great Commission to an active participant.

Two Legs of the Gospel: Pray & Go

Luke 10 is the sending our of laborers, the good Samaritan, and Mary & Marta.

Religion will put you into a never ending school program. 

  • Yes, we always learn, but we learn by following Jesus not just being a perpetual classroom learner.
  • We are not college students, we are disciples! The call is to FOLLOW ME!

We love God in many ways:

  • Heart
  • Soul
  • Mind
  • Strength

Use your gifts in the Great Commission!

If you are called to give, then GIVE! If you are called to prophecy, then prophecy! It’s time to get busy in the Great Commission!