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THE COMFORT OF CHRIST’S PRESENCE IN HIS ABSENCE

THE COMFORT OF CHRIST’S PRESENCE IN HIS ABSENCE

June 16, 2019

John 14:15-18, 25-26;

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 
17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 
25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you.
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 15:26-27

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:5-16

5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: 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 go, I will send him to you.
8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;
11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.”

Acts 2:1-4

1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 
3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 
17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”