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Back to Basics

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

Peter was obviously writing to new Believers. Babies drink milk because it provide vital nutrients for their tiny system. They cannot handle a full steak dinner. They will work up to the steak dinner but not while they are still in infancy. In fact, as children grow they become more selective about what they will and won’t eat.

Similarly, new Believers cannot possibly handle heady doctrine and teachings. New Believers need simple truths they can cling to. In reality, though, more mature Believers need these simple truths as well. Smart coaches begin each season by going back to the basics of the sport. If you can’t do the basics in your sleep, there’s no use going with advances moves and strategies. The basics is all you really ever need to live a full Christian life.

The basics include praying, reading the Bible, fellowshipping with fellow Believers, and sharing your faith. There are of course variations on these basics, We may “master” them but we need to go back to them often because they provide a good baseline for the Christian life.

So, how are you doing with the basics?

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