Jesus Didn't Say, "Feed My Giraffes."

The best preachers and teachers take profound, meaty truths and break them up into little, understandable bites so their listeners can "get it" and do something with it.  I love what John Stott says in his well-known book, Between Two Worlds: To preach instead over people's heads, is to forget who they are.  As Spurgeon once commented, 'Christ said, "Feed my sheep ... Feed my lambs." Some preachers, however, put the food so high that neither lambs nor sheep can reach it.  They seem to have read the text, "Feed my giraffes" ' (p. 147).

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