Saturday, December 19, 2015
Pastors: Preach Both Milk AND Strong Meat
In spiritual nurture there is milk, and there is strong meat; and it is a part of the business to the preacher to know the difference between the two. He must vary the diet according to the people’s need—not only milk, and not only strong meat—otherwise his preaching will not be edifying. Then again, there are varying circumstances; and this Word is to be applied to every conceivable circumstance. Some of the listeners are happy, and some are sad; there are those who may be enduring persecution and tribulation; some may be celebrating a victory. There is a word for all; and a full ministry of the whole Word will meet every condition and every conceivable circumstance.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16,” pg.204