The Problem of Spiritual Immaturity

Hebrews 5:11-6:3 | Sermon Resources | 12 November 2023

Sermon Summary

In the sermon this week Pastor Billy explores the problem of spiritual immaturity, examining one of the root causes that keeps us stuck on milk rather than solid food.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the main issue that the author of Hebrews is addressing in this passage? 
    What do you personally find most challenging about his call to spiritual maturity?
    What do you find most encouraging?
  2. How would you define spiritual maturity? What does it look like? What does it not look like?
  3. According to this passage, what are some of the potential consequences of becoming spiritually stagnant?
  4. What are some attitudes, habits, and ways of thinking that might lead to spiritual stagnation? Are any of these applicable to you?
  5. What is the connection between becoming “dull of hearing” and spiritual immaturity?
  6. How can you do a better job of hearing the voice of Jesus?
  7. What do you think the author means in Hebrews 6:1 where he is calling us to “leave the elementary doctrine of Christ”? What is the danger of thinking he is calling us to move beyond the gospel?
  8. Our passage identifies 6 foundational truths in verses 1 & 2. Which of these “foundational stones” do you have the weakest understanding of? How so?
  9. Practically speaking, what can you begin to do over the next few weeks to “go on to maturity”? 
  10. How can we as a group support each other in our effort to grow in our faith?