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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God’s Plan and Purpose

Acts 2

Introduction

There is a key phrase in this morning’s lesson from the Book of Acts I want to call to your attention. It is “by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge.” Peter’s sermon on the first Pentecost makes it plain that everything that Jesus had done, up to and including the events his hearers were seeing and hearing, were the result of God working to fulfill his plan and purpose for the salvation of mankind. 

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