Considering the theological density of letters written by the Apostle Paul found in the New Testament, if First Corinthians is merely milk, what did he consider solid food?
I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are are not of the flesh and behaving according to human inclinations?1 Corinthians 3:2-3 (NRSV)
If jealousy and quarreling are symptoms that one is not ready for “solid food,” what are the basic food groups we need to eat in order to get ready?
Previously Paul gave us the answer: have the mind of Christ; live like Jesus did.
I will have more to say about 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church at 8:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 16th.
Robert Shaw, Pastor
A Tip for Parents
When I was a child we would chant: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” As a pastor I have learned that name calling, especially names that have a drop of truth, can really hurt a child with a hurt that lasts for decades.
But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘you fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.”Matthew 5:23 (NRSV)
Take time to chat with your child about name calling. How did name calling affect you? Did you lose any friends when you got mad and called someone a name? How have you ministered with others who call people names?