Pastor John’s sermon has been posted here: Why Was This Child Born Blind?
If you have the time, I would recommend reading it as well. There are some really important things Pastor John included that I’ll highlight over the next couple of days, Lord willing.
Here’s how it begins, emphases mine:
One of the reasons I believe the Bible and love the Bible is because it deals with the hardest issues in life. It doesn’t sweep painful things under the rug—or complex things or confusing things or provoking things or shocking things or controversial things. In fact, Jesus sometimes went out of his way to create controversy with the Pharisees so that more truth about himself and about unbelief would come out, so that we could be warned by examples of hardness and wooed by images of his glory.
I am so grateful my pastors prepare me for hard things – not just to persevere, but to live with expectancy at what God is doing for his glory and for my good!