Audio 42 – Thoughts on Candy, Meat, Milk, and Dessert

A little bit ago, I re-posted an article on “Cotton Candy Sermons?” It sparked a conversation that included questions about whether candy and milk were the same thing in that the new believer cannot be expected to eat the solid food that the more seasoned saints enjoy. In addition, there was the issue about whether Candy and Dessert where synonymous.

This audio is an attempt to continue the conversation. I must admit that my understanding in this avenue is evolving, so come join the conversation. You can listen here or download the audio below.

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Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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3 comments on “Audio 42 – Thoughts on Candy, Meat, Milk, and Dessert
  1. Pastor Frederick D. Harris says:

    Great follow-up to the original article “Cotton Candy.” Again keep up the good work… As I see it as an illustration; yes we continue to look to the “Cross” for our salvation, but my inspiration also comes from Him (Jesus) not remaining on the “Cross” in that He got up and is now sitting on the right hand of the father. If I want to be where Jesus is in the “After Life”; then I must follow Him in my living in the; “Right Now.” The good news is that if I endure this time, He has prepared a place for me. And Paul says not only me, but…

  2. Ptr Rizal Asuncion says:

    Good day Rev. Cox. Thank you for clarifying in your audio about the difference of cotton candy sermon as against milk, meat and desert. This is how I understand the difference. On the question of “How do we live in the world?” The cotton candy sermon teaches to rely upon human effort as citizen of the world, absent from the work of God. His or her sermon comes from the wisdom of the world, from the philosophies of men rather from the wisdom of God. The cotton candy sermon teaches about self reliance, or about one being the master of his or her destiny. On the other hand, a milk, meat and desert sermons give glory only to God. For instance, a milk sermon teaches about repentance from sins, believe and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be born again of the spirit by the work of the Holy Spirit, receive eternal life, enter the kingdom of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and live life to the full. Likewise, a meat sermon teaches that one must share the gospel to others for them to come to Jesus. A celebration is thanking and praising God for calling us Christian to be His before the foundation of the world. Rev. Cox, am I right in my understanding? kindly enlighten me further. Thank you.

  3. Sherman Haywood Cox II says:

    Interesting take. I think that you might be on to something. Some sermons make God entirely optional. They use the best of human thinking to come up with principles. These principles are then preached. Usually they are moral sermons that teach people how to do right things, but they lose the empowerment and the grander purpose angles. This is how I am reading you and it does shed greater light on what I was trying to say. Thank you for your illumination…

    In short, if your sermon does not require God’s empowerment or God’s enlightenment, then is it really a sermon?

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