“…if Jesus is the Holy One of God, if he has the words of eternal life, then we should expect him to confront us and correct us on what is good and what is right. If he is the one who made humanity, then we should expect him to know what leads to human flourishing better than we do.
And so if you look at the Christian sexual ethic, or you look at the Christian call to love your enemies, and you cannot see how that would lead to true human flourishing, then Jesus’s first call to you is not to understand how his commands are better than those of the world around you. His first call is for you to confess that he knows what leads to human flourishing better than you do. Your second step is to obey, even if you don’t yet understand.”
Pastor Nicoletti’s morning sermon is “This is a Hard Saying; Who Can Listen to It?” from John 6:59-71.