Jesus gave his disciples a promise before leaving this earth. He promised not to leave them alone, instead sending a Counselor to be their guide. His role will be to convict the world of sin and to guide them into all truth. On Sunday we will consider how this is a statement of both grace and truth.
This message explores several things that accompany the gospel when it comes to town (or into a person’s life).
This week’s message continues our April emphasis on missions and begins our journey through the Book of Acts with the story of Jesus commissioning his disciples to the ultimate mission – to be his witnesses in all the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit. Josiah explores the impact of this passage on our identity and purpose as the community of Christ today.
From John 16:5-16. While on their final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus reassured the disciples by saying, “You will not be alone because I am sending the Holy Spirit.” Sometimes our circumstances leave us feeling worried, confused, or even alone. But Jesus still speaks – you are never alone. The Spirit of God is always present with the people of God, comforting and guiding us.