June 1, 2014

When It’s Time to Say Good-bye

Passage: Acts 1:6-14,1 Peter 4:12-14,1 Peter 5:6-11,John 17:1-11

Those days after He ascended must have been tough ones for the disciples. First, the good years of following Jesus and being in on his teaching abound the kingdom of God were over. They’d felt the trauma of his death and the euphoria of his resurrection; and now he’s going again! They had to be comforted by his words: “I am with you always…” and “I will send the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth to you…” and “You will receive power and be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth!” It wasn’t really an ending, but the beginning of a brand new world.