Verse of the Day 5-24-21

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”-John 20:21-22

Here John records his recollection of Jesus’ last words to his disciples. Like the Great Commission recorded in Matthew and Mark, John records Jesus giving his disciples instructions to go out and follow his example. He is telling his disciples and us that they had a God given mission and purpose in their lives and that we also have a God given mission and purpose in our lives. However, Jesus did not leave his disciples alone to accomplish their mission an purpose, he gave them a helper and an advocate. He did this just as he promised them and just as he has not left you alone to fulfill your God given mission and purpose in life.

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