Avenues of Grace: Learning 

Avenues of Grace: Learning

  • Why Should we learn about God?
    1. Learning characterizes the wise person.
      Proverbs 9:9 says, instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
    2. Fulfilling the greatest commandment.
      Mark 12:29-30 says, loving the Lord your God will all your might, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    3. Learning is essential for increased Godliness.
      Romans 12:2 says, Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
    4. Learning is mostly by discipline, not by accident.
      Job 32:9 says, The abundant in years may not be wise.
    5. Learning is more than academics
      Philippians 4:9 says, The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
    6. God has placed gifted people in the church to teach you.
      Ephesians 4:11-12 says, and He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
    7. Learning in the church helps protect you from errors.
      Acts 18:24-26 says, Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. So he began to speak badly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and expand to him the way of God more accurately.
  • What changes Thursday?
    1. Will you admit that you need to learn in the church and that you can learn in the church?
    2. Will you make it a priority to participate in the most important way of learning in the church by listening to the preaching of God’s Word?
    3. Will you learn in the church by participating in a small group, such as a Sunday School class or LIFE group?
    4. Will you discipline yourself to become an intentional learner?
    5. Where will you start?
    6. When will you start?