Readings: John 2:13-22
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26)
“How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?” –Hymn “How Firm a Foundation”
Jesus exalts the words of Scripture over and above proof.
Jesus exalts the words of Scripture over and above traditions and institutions.
Jesus exalts the words of Scripture over and above his own physical presence.
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.