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Mother’s Day celebration is always an important event here at Bible Church International because we believe that the Lord has blessed us with many wonderful mothers who deserve to be applauded for all the selfless sacrifices that they do for their children. Every time we celebrate Mother’s Day as a church, I’m really hoping that we are setting an example for all the families we have here at church. By this I mean, the celebration should start here then every family should go and celebrate later.
In John 14:15-31 we see Jesus comfort his disciples in explaining that its better that he leaves because the Father will send them another Helper, the Holy Spirit. Who or where do we look when we are feeling alone? The Spirit of God unites us to Christ and comes to comfort us and spur us on to joyfully obey his commandments.
You were created for community. Community is where people and place come together. Let's be real about this: We are no longer in the garden, we are in the church.
As Christians we have this incredible call to love another as Jesus loved us, and we are told by Jesus that this is one of the primary ways that people will know that Jesus is real. Jesus also says that we will do greater things than he, which is absolutely mind-blowing. On top of that Jesus is no longer present on earth to help and show us the way. Life can seem absolutely impossible sometimes. Being a mother & longing to be a mother can feel impossible. Jesus knows this, and provides a Helper. In this sermon we look at the tension of the call we've been given, and the gift we've been given in the Holy Spirit to help us along the way.
The Gospel changes everything! Pastor Bill shares his journey and brief summary of years of Bible study that have brought him to the conviction that the Gospel is creating a new community of grace where women can be gifted and called to serve as leaders.
Jesus said he would send us a helper. This was the Holy Spirit. What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives today?
In light of Samuel's example and the cross of Jesus, God's people should be 'stone-raisers' who mark off in their memory all of the ways in which God has shown himself to be their Helper.
John 14-16 records some of Jesus final words to his disciples before his death. After sharing a meal together and washing the feet of his disciples, Jesus begins to give the disciples instructions on how to be his people after he is gone. He instructs them to love one another radically and sacrificially, and to continue doing the works they’ve seen him doing. The disciples grow increasingly anxious. They are fearful of what it means for them if Jesus is no longer with them. How will they go on loving, serving, and doing his work? In the midst of their anxiety, Jesus speaks these words: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you... I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever...” Jesus promises “another” will come, who will be Jesus, and yet not be Jesus. Later he says that he and his Father will come to make their home in those who love Jesus. All of this is the work of the Holy Spirit. After Jesus returns to his Father, he sends his Spirit (Acts 1-2).