The Weekend, Oct. 31 – First of all, welcome to “All Saints Eve” – a celebration of Martin Luther nailing the ninety-five theses on the church door in Wittenberg. Luther didn’t intend on leading a Reformation, but it did. Part of Luther’s concern was that the church had abandoned the teaching of the word of God – “Sola Scriptura” – was the cry of the reformers to have the word of God be the sole authority of the church. So, we carry on the tradition of God’s word as we read through the Gospel of John. This weekend – John 8:12 – 58. Please come back that we might look at this important passage together. Confrontations are never fun. This entire section beginning in John 6 saw Jesus in Jerusalem at odds with the Pharisees. He had talked to the crowd about being the bread of life , and to the people in the temple about being living water. Both were metaphors that pointed to Jesus’ deity – his connection as the Son of God who sees “my father is working and so am I ” (5:19).