May 16-17 / Special – Help! I Need Somebody – Lutheran Worship audio

The Beatles had a great hit in the 60’s simply titled; “Help!”. It’s a snappy tune that captures your attention right away with the exclamation; “Help! I need somebody, Help! Not just anybody!…..” Each one of us, at some point in our lives has needed help. Very often, help or assistance is not something we are readily willing to ask for. Too often, we wait until all seems hopeless and lost before we cry out the words ‘Help!” Jesus knew that his disciples would need help after he accomplished the work of His death and resurrection. Jesus knew that He had to go back to the Father in Heaven, and leaving
his disciples alone without him. So he promised them he would send “another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16–17). The Holy Spirit is wherever He creates and sustains faith through God’s Word. However, our Easter celebration will break forth before the world on the Day of Pentecost.

Jesus says the world cannot receive, see, or know the Spirit. Paul found this to be true in Athens as he noticed an altar dedicated “To the unknown god.” Though many in our day certainly have heard about Jesus, they do not know Him apart from faith in His word. But you know Him! Baptized into Christ, His resurrection life has given us new life, which for now is but the beginning to be stretched out into life eternal.

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