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Hebrews 5:11–14 NKJV
of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Main Idea: You can hinder your personal spiritual development and growth.

Motivating Idea: God desires for all believers to grow into mature followers of Christ.

Key Question: Are you ready for the next step?

1. There are hindrances to your next step for growth. (v. 11)

Hebrews 5:11 NKJV
of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Contrast to the example of Jesus.
Hebrews 5:8 NKJV
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
1 Corinthians 13:11 NKJV
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Proverbs 24:30–34 NKJV
I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall was broken down. When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction: A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
Contrast to the

2. There are keys to your next step. (v. 12-14)

Hebrews 5:12–14 NKJV
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

A. Understanding is key.

Hebrews 5:14 NKJV
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Definition of the “milk” or “elementary principles”
Hebrews 6:1–2 NKJV
Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
He “learned”
Hebrews 5:8 NKJV
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Knowledge isn’t the end all.... Must be used under the direction of the Holy Spirit.

B. Experience is key.

Hebrews 5:14 NKJV
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
by the things He suffered - experience
Hebrews 5:8 NKJV
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
discernment = reason of use have their senses excercised
Philippians 1:9 NKJV
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
Exercise/train = practice and experience
1 Timothy 4:7 NKJV
But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.
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