Augustine said, “Who is so foolishly curious as to send his son to school to learn what the teacher thinks?”
His point was that we don’t want our kids to learn the teacher’s opinions. We want our teachers to point us towards something bigger than themselves. We want a guide to truth.
I hope you didn’t come to worship today to learn what I think the Bible says. I have plenty of opinions, and each one of them is correct, of course. 🙃
I hope that you aren’t counting on me to stand between you and God. Paul told Timothy that “there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
My job is to point you to Jesus.
I’m not trying to give you a book report on the Bible each week. I’m trying to nudge you to get to know its author.
Today, Augustine might say, “Who is so foolish as to go to church to learn what the preacher thinks?” My job today is to introduce Jesus. Your job is to get to know him.