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From the Pastor’s desk…

April 3, 2018

As Jesus tried to comfort His disciples before His crucifixion, He said to them, “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you,” (John 16:7).   Jesus also said, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me.  Because I live, you will live also,” (John 14:18, 19).

On Pentecost Jesus did send the Holy Spirit. And Jesus also said that we would receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on us and then we would be witnesses unto Him (Acts 1:8).

Have you experienced the resurrection power of Jesus Christ?

“And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you,” (Romans 8:11).

Resurrection strength is a supernatural strength that is available to the children of God because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Receive that resurrection power by faith.  I have learned that in nearly every conversation with others opportunities will arise to mention the Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection power. In spite of what you may think, people are hungry for the truth. They want to know and see God.

Henry Ward Beecher once said, “The strength of a person consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way too.”