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Inside Scoop

December 27, 2020

What happened in that upper room to them was a low blow. Their dreams were going up in smoke. Their hopes were being dashed and the world was being turned upside-down. Everything was going wrong. Judas had just left to betray Jesus. Peter had just been told he would soon deny Jesus. Worst of all, Jesus tells them not only that He is going to die, but He is going to leave them. You name it, these disciples felt it. They were depressed, afraid, discouraged, and confused. But Jesus said that the Holy Spirit was so important that it would be to their advantage for Him to physically leave them, so the Spirit could come live inside them. Jesus said we would be better off having the Holy Spirit inside of us than to have Jesus beside us. You read that correctly. We are better off today with the Spirit inside of us than the disciples were with Jesus beside them, and in this message, we are going to learn why that is.

Topics: Holy Spirit

In this series

Holy Who?

The Holy Spirit is mysterious... even to most Christ-followers. Who is He, and how does He interact with us each day? How do we know when the Holy Spirit is talking to us. What does it mean to grieve the Spirit, or to quench the Spirit, or to be baptized in the Spirit? Join Pastor Merritt as we dive into the Bible to learn Who the Holy Spirit is and how we can live more like Jesus every day through Him.

Bible Reference

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
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.