“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,”
-1 Peter 2:2 NIV
We start with milk, and formula because a baby’s digestive system isn’t ready for steak and potatoes. We may not like to admit it, but it’s possible we’re still spiritual babies. Don’t take that as an insult, take it as an opportunity, and a challenge! Many people call themselves Christians, but they don’t have a grasp of the most basic bible facts and teachings. That can be dangerous. I’m not saying that every Christian needs to be an expert theologian (although that would be great), I am saying that we need to know what the Bible says and we need to know what we believe. That’s one of the reasons why confirmation instruction is a high priority for us. We’ll be kicking off another year of Sunday School at Victory this Sunday. As we do, the whole congregation has the opportunity to learn with the Sunday School as the sermons for each week will cover the same Bible characters and accounts they’re studying. We’re getting back to basics. Basic Bible characters, basic Bible accounts. Whether or not you’re able to be at Victory, commit yourself to learning, or re-learning the basics of the Bible. Memorize the books of the Bible, memorize the ten commandments. Dust off Luther’s Small Catechism, or get on for yourself. Just start reading at Genesis 1. Every account in the Bible is there to give us a deeper understanding of God’s plan of salvation, and a better appreciation of His love for us. He sent Jesus to die in our place, to pay the price for our sins. Through faith in Jesus, you are forgiven. Completely. Eternal life in heaven is yours. That is a beautifully basic truth!