Sermon Discussion Questions: “From Milk to Maturity”
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon from October 21st, “From Milk to Maturity.” These questions can be used for discussion in small groups, family devotions, or for personal reflection. (PDF Link)
Main Idea: The Path to Christian maturity requires diligent study and daily application.
I. An Unexpected Digression (Heb 5:11–12a)
II. Their Present Condition (Heb 5:12b–14)
III. The Biblical Prescription
Discussion Questions: (Read the passage together before discussion)
1. How do you normally react when your Bible study, Sunday school class, or pastor’s sermon delves into doctrine?
2. If doctrinal frustrates you, why? If you enjoy studying doctrine, why?
3. How does the author of Hebrews emphasize the importance of doctrine in this week’s passage?
4. What does it really mean to be “dull of hearing?”
5. What two illustrations does the author use to unmask their true condition?
6. Has his audience always been this way? How can we know this for sure from the text?
7. What is the difference between “children” and “the mature” in Hebrews 5:13–14?
What might this look like in everyday life?
How is discernment different than black-and-white obedience to God’s commands?
8. According to this text, Philippians 1:9–11, Romans 12:1–2, how might you explain the difference between Christian immaturity and Christian maturity?
9. How does this understanding of Christian maturity compare to the definition/concept of maturity that you have held?
10. Is there anything that you should adjust in your life to help you begin or continue growing?