Sermon for July 9th, 2019
Beyond the Tomb
During this series we want to look at the appearances Jesus made to people after the resurrection. We will find that even today we experience some of the same emotions and feelings. Because Jesus rose from the dead our eternity has been changed. Every day we can be reminded that the story is never over, and Jesus has something to say about our lives.
Week 7- Focusing on the Future
Jesus ascends into heaven. Jesus said that it would be good for him to go away, for when he did, He would send the Holy Spirit to be with us forever. If the disciples wanted to see Jesus again, it was no use looking up. Better that they should look around instead, at each other, at the world, at the ordinary people in their ordinary lives. With nothing but a promise and a prayer, those 11 people became the church, and nothing was ever the same again. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit begins something in that little group as God added to their numbers people of all tribes and nations.
Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.