Jesus tells the disciples before his arrest and death that he will send them an Advocate to be with them, beside them, and in them forever. Who is this Advocate and what does it mean for us today? This week, Pastor Andrea Fluegel and John Van Hise discuss the gift of an Advocate that Jesus gives to us through his death, resurrection, and ascension. This gift is the presence of the Holy Spirit with us, beside us and in us. How do we experience the Holy Spirit in our daily lives? Is the Holy Spirit an intellectual exercise or an experiential one in your life?
"Heart of the Matter" is a seven-week series concluding with the Festival Day of Pentecost. Easter is not just a day. It is a whole season of time when we remember and celebrate that the Spirit of Jesus lives on in each of us. So over the next few weeks, we are worshiping and praising God as the early disciples (later apostles) did, in their homes with glad and generous hearts, breaking bread, and having the goodwill of all people. It is in this way, that we are connected. We are connected through the love and grace of Jesus. Worship script by Marcia McFee and Worship Design Studio.