Immaturity Problems



I talk to you as spiritual,
Although being infants of Christ;
Rather you in being carnal,
Because you are worldly enticed.

I fed you milk rather than meat,
Since you are not ready for it;
You crawl not standing on your feet,
Not worthy with any merit.

You still have jealousy and strife,
And walking as a carnal man;
Living a human way of life,
No regard for God and His plan.

A certain preacher you follow,
Merely human then as you are;
Is one preacher as more hallow,
Glory shines as a superstar.

We plant a church, but God gives growth,
The preacher waters but God grows;
As the pastor commits by oath,
Adhering to what the Word shows.

He who plants and waters are one,
Each receives his wage for labor;
Accomplishing what has been done,
When professing to their neighbor.

We are fellow workers of God,
The farmer that works in His field;
Gathering to honor and laud,
Into His building for His yield.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

Divisions in the Church 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

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Written on February 16, 2023

Submitted by sir_ricky on February 15, 2023

Modified on March 08, 2023

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Scheme ABAB CXCX DEDE FGFG HIHI JGJG XKXK G
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 950
Words 207
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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  • booooooo
    As much as I love this poem, I don't necessarily believe in god. Don't hate on me please because I really did enjoy reading your poem as much as I like reading everyone else's.
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