Pastor Mark brought up a point I hadn't thought of in his sermon. It's from John 14:16
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with your forever"He pointed out that the word "another" meant that the apostles already had a counselor. That had to be himself Jesus was referring to. I'd never noticed that before.
In the companion Life Group lesson, we listened to a tape by Jim Cymbala. I've read one or two of his books, but had never heard him speak before. He did a great exposition on the work of the Holy Spirit, interspersed with the testimony of a man who had been delivered from drug use and sales, and had an incredible weight lifted from him.
It was a good time at church this morning. The Spirit was with us as we studied Him.