Why Did Jesus Send the Spirit?

John 16:8-11

When you read through any of the Gospels in the Bible, it’s pretty apparent that sometimes Jesus’ disciples could be pretty clueless. From the parables to his relationship with the Father, to the purpose of his ministry, to their future role in his kingdom, there was much that they did not understand. On the night he was betrayed, Jesus told them all that was about to change.

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Wise Fools

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

Jesus once prayed, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” The leading theologians of his day had missed the things he spoke of, but Jesus rejoiced that God had revealed them to simple, unschooled people.

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Romans 8, Part 2: New Life in Christ

Romans 8:11-17

In baptism we were crucified and buried with Christ, we have been declared dead to the law and dead to sin. How then should we live?

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Romans 5, Part 2: Reconciled with God and Others

Romans 8:6-11

Where relationships are conflicted even small things can cause fights, but where the relationships are strong and loving even major things can be handled. In Romans 5, Paul invites us to consider our relationship with God and what it means to be reconciled with him.

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