A Balanced Diet

Biblical preaching and teaching has a cumulative impact on those who hear it. Every sermon and every lesson will not be the best you have ever heard, yet they contribute to your overall spiritual well-being. My goal as your pastor is to present you with a balanced diet of Biblical truth to aid in your development as a disciple of Jesus. Life group materials are designed to present variety in Biblical truth. Showing up for an occasional sermon or a random lesson can be helpful but will not be sufficient for healthy spiritual growth.

My children started out very small and helpless. Eventually they turned into adults. How did that happen? They remained alive, and they continued to eat. Ongoing consumption of a variety of foods resulted in full-grown human beings. They ate because they were healthy, and they remained healthy because they ate. 

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation – if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” I Peter 2:2-3

Failure to consume Biblical truth leads to perpetual spiritual infancy. Genuine Christians will not lose their salvation if they don’t take in Biblical truth, but they will lose their courage, joy and competence in living for Christ. The Bible provides what every Christian needs in order to remain spiritually healthy and strong.

All Christians can and should personally read the Bible in a systematic manner for the sake of taking in balanced spiritual nourishment. All Christians should also attend Life Groups and worship in order to hear the Bible taught and hear the Bible preached. Consistent intake of God’s Word causes Spiritual health and growth. Attending Life Group and worship is like eating out spiritually. You don’t have to prepare the meal or clean up afterward. You just show up and enjoy what is served. 

I am married to a dietitian. She feeds us a healthy, balanced diet that includes all of the food groups. We consume items from the vegetable, fruit, protein, dairy and bread groups. She is a great cook, and we enjoy meals at home. We also enjoy and benefit from going out to eat.

Keep reading the Bible systematically. Keep participating with the church consistently. 

Hebrews 10:25, 

Earl


This Week at FBC

  • Sunday Sermon – “Life in the Spirit – Hope” – Romans 8:18 – 25
  • March 3 LifeGroup Attendance – 605
  • IF Gathering – This Saturday. You can register at the door!
  • D-Group Leaders Summit – March 10 at 6 pm
  • Daylight Saving this Sunday! Set your clocks FORWARD 1 hour.
  • Dominican Republic Mission Trip Informational Meeting. Sunday at 4:15 pm in the Youth Room of the FLC. Trip is for all ages.
  • Deacons Meeting – Sunday at 5 pm in Fellowship Hall

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