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Milk, Meat & Maturity

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Sermon shared by Dr. Jeremy Simpson

January 2007
Summary: 6th in a Series on Metaphors in the Bible about the Bible.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
THE WORD OF GOD SERIES
SERMON 6: MILK, MEAT & MATURITY

I Peter 2:1-2
Hebrews 5:12-13
I Corinthians 3:1-11

We continue tonight our Metaphorical Study of the Word of God

We have dealt with it as Light, as a Hammer, as Fire

Tonight I want to deal with the Word of God as Milk and Meat and preach on this thought Ė MILK, MEAT & MATURITY

I want to look at both tonight Ė I could break it down and preach on each separately but I want to deal with a certain aspect of Milk and Meat practically and not just the truths of how it compares to the Word of God

Letís Notice first the Comparison of Milk to the Word of God

I. Milk is good to nourish the body; and physicians tell us, where it is well digested, it makes good blood.

The Word of God is good food for the soul: ďIt is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.Ē Matthew 4:4.

II. Milk is the proper food for children and newborn babes; it nourishes them exceedingly; they grow and thrive by it, though they have nothing else to feed upon!

The Milk is enough to sustain them

The Word of God is proper food for those that are born again.

Like newborn babes, we grow and thrive by feeding spiritually upon the Word, itís precepts, and itís promises

Many have lived upon it, and have been satisfied by it, when they have had nothing else to feed upon.

III. Babies come from the womb with a hunger for the Milk
You donít have to make them eat
You donít have to wake them up and ask them if they want to eat

There would be something Bad Wrong with a Baby that never hungered for the Milk

SOMETHINGS WRONG SPIRITUALLY WITH A PERSON WHO DOES NOT DESIRE THE MILK OF GODíS WORD

IV. A Baby has the Choice of two Breast on which to feed just as the Word of God has two precious breast

The Old Testament and the New Testament

V. Milk has a Healing, restorative Quality, It is good for someone who is lean to put meat on their bones

Thank God Ė The Milk of Godís Word will give you strength

VI. Milk was a precious commodity in the word of God -- So much so that it was used to explain the blessings that Canaan abounded with

Canaan was called ďa land flowing with Milk and honey;Ē as much as to say, it is a land of rare and choice good things.

The holy Word of God is one of the choicest blessings God hath bestowed upon his church and people.

WE HAVE A PRECIOUS COMMODITY IN OUR HANDS

VII. MILK IS AT ITíS BEST WHEN IT HAS NO HUMAN MIXTURES. ITíS BETTER FOR YOU!!

The Word ďSincereĒ means pure and unadulterated

Just Give me the Book Preacher -- Without human mixtures and ceremonies?

The Word of God feeds best, when it is without any composition of human invention!!!
STRONG MEAT

As the Word of God is called Milk, so it is also Strong Meat.

By Strong Meat, is meant the more profound, perfect, and mysterious doctrines of the Gospel, which is to feed strong Christians.

I. Strong Meat is not meet or convenient food for babes

A Baby would choke on a Chicken Leg

There is somethings contained in the Word of God, that young Christians, who are like new-born babies, cannot receive.

The Milk of the Word, (such things as are easily taken in) is for them; Strong Meat belongs to strong Christians, men of experience.

II. If a child, after they are
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