Readings: John 15:26-16:15
D. A. Carson from the Pillar Commentary Series:
“In today’s ears, ‘Comforter’ sounds either like a quilt or like a do-gooder at a wake, and for most speakers of English should be abandoned… In secular Greek, parakletos primarily means ‘legal assistant, advocate’ i.e. someone who helps another in court, whether as an advocate, a witness, or a representative.”
Articles: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit by John MacArthur
How Believers Experienced the Spirit Before Pentecost by John Piper (Pastor Josh takes his analogy of the Aswan High Dam from this message)
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.