Today we start a new series called D2 (D Squared) based on a book by Phil McKinney II. The main text for this first sermon is Hebrews 5:11-14. As Americans, we love our fast food! Why do settle for fast food so often, even though we know its less-than-quality food and not very healthy for us? The American church often approaches our faith development and church affiliation with the same fast food mentality. We need to repent and resolve not to settle for this approach. How do we counter a fast food mentality that is embedded in our culture?
Hebrews 5:11-14 NRSV
11 About this we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull in understanding. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food; 13 for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
Hebrews 5:11-14 NIV
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 NRSV
And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?