GRACE, MERCY AND PEACE are YOURS this day from GOD our Father through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN.
The text for our consideration – John 3 – where we hear again those mysterious words of Jesus, …
In one of the earliest stories of the Bible, we read that the firstborn son of Adam and Eve asks, “Am I my brothers keeper?” And the answer is, yes! We are the keeper of our brothers and sisters. Through you, God cares for and preserves the world for the sake of faith.
Jesus’ Testimony about the Holy Spirit’s Work
An Example of the Holy Spirit at Work in the Book of Acts
The Work and Operation of the Holy Spirit Today (analogy to the events of Ezekiel)
As Jesus prays to the Father, He lays out all we need in order to know and understand the days in which we live. Jesus prays so we would know we have nothing to fear as we live in this world, but not of it.
We ought not gaze into the heavens feeling alone and destitute – as if He has made us orphans during this time between His first coming and His return. Rather, we are given the joyful assurance that our Lord Jesus lives and reigns over all things in this world for our good.
May our Good Shepherd, who has laid down His life for us, His sheep, and has taken it up again, preserve His voice purely among us, and may He guard and protect us as His lambs through this valley of the shadow of death.
TEXT – Luke 24:46-47 – Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations.…