Sermon Snap Shop January 21, 2018

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Sermon Snap Shop January 21, 2018

So what kinds of concluding thoughts can we make about all of this?
First, when it comes to the Scriptures, the role of the Holy Spirit cannot be underestimated. The Holy Spirit was crucial in the writing of the Scriptures, in the transmitting of the Scriptures, in the translation of the Scriptures and, even today, in the reading, interpretation and application of the Scriptures to each particular context.
Second, faithful readers of the Scriptures should read and study with great care, seeking not to shape the Word to their own agendas but seeking to be shaped by the Word to God’s agenda. I’ve said for years that the chief sin is when we as human beings seek to make God into our own image, rather than vice versa. Likewise, we must be careful not to use Scriptures to suit our agendas, our biased goals.
Lastly when the Scriptures are silent or when they speak to us in different ways (they are not univocal), what do we do? This is preview of the next three weeks as we consider how the three legs of the stool – Tradition, experience and reason – work together to help us think theologically.
From Sunday January 21 message “The Seat On Which We Do Theology: Holy Scripture” and the second of five messages in the series, “Thinking Theologically: A 3-Legged Stool Approach”
 
Rev. Lane Glaze
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC

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