Easter isn’t an end, it’s a beginning! Jesus tells his disciples that Easter's purpose was to give not only the forgiveness of sins but the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit was a big deal to Jesus. There are several accounts that record Jesus, both before and after his resurrection, telling his disciples to not do anything but wait for the Spirit.
As we discussed last week, this is important for us to explore b/c Jesus tells his disciples that the journey across the unchartered waters God has called them to can’t be accomplished in a rowboat (meaning: in their own strength). No, it’s meant to be done in a sailboat, where the journey is accomplished by our hoisting our sails and welcoming the presence of the Holy Spirit that is God's empowering wind.
But who exactly is the Holy Spirit and why is his presence so empowering?
Join us this Sunday as we explore this question in the second part of our new series, Third Person.