Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 again.
- This passage scolds the original readers for not being able to keep up with all that the author wants to teach because they are spiritually immature. The passage indicates, however, that they lack spiritual maturity by choice, not because they are new Christians (v. 12: “by this time”) or because they were never discipled (v. 12: “teach you… all over again”). Why would someone choose spiritual immaturity over spiritual maturity?
- What are some ways Christians or churches today might choose spiritual immaturity instead of spiritual maturity? How might we need a similar kind of scolding?
- How did the human author of this book expect the original readers of this book to apply this message to their lives?
- How does the truth of the passage apply to us today?