This weekend is the last in our #minisermonseries on Jesus’s final sermon during his earthly life. Though we will not explore every single ounce of it, we will be looking very deeply at what is the gist of the remainder.

The long and the short of it is this: there is still so much more to come.

Life does not stop at the crucifixion. Nor at the empty tomb. It keeps going long after the fires of Pentecost blaze. Because the stories of the Gospel are just the beginning.

Jesus tells his disciples, I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Learning, life, everything that we need to know cannot be thrown at us in a single moment and find us suddenly ready for all that the world will bring. It takes a lifetime of these moments and deep diving into faith with the Spirit to fully grasp what we need. Constant movement. Constant growth. Because while we are here on this earth, we are a part of a creation that is forever changing.

And here, in our passage this weekend, Christ again promises that the Spirit, the One who comes alongside us for the journey of this life will be with us. Guiding us. Prompting us. Pushing us. Showing us the way forward.

So come and hear the promise again that there is far more life ahead than any that lay behind us.

Blessings, Pastor Janie

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