Rev. Ryan Fehrman, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study 1 Corinthians 3.
“I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it.” We sometimes talk about being “spiritually fed” as if we were the ones managing our spiritual diet. But Paul in 1 Corinthians 3 says that we’re like children, plants, or buildings—someone else manages the diet or project. As Christians we are called to a spiritual perspective, not to a natural (“fleshy”) one which judges leaders by how charismatic or entertaining they are. Entrusting ourselves to the pastors God has put into our lives, they can give us what they see we need, just as Christ graciously cultivates the cultus of His temple: His body, the whole church on earth.