In our Word of the Week today we consider a Greek word which Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit: Paraclete. This word is used four times by Jesus in the upper room on the night before His death to picture the work of the Holy Spirit, whom He promised to send to them. It is often translated “Comforter” or “Helper” in our English translations, but it means “the one who is called to our side” showing what He does for us in bringing us to faith in Jesus. This is a beautiful description of the third person of the God head and very fitting during this season of Easter and as we look ahead to Pentecost.
Join Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew as they dig into the last letter written by the Apostle Paul. This very personal letter written to his companion and fellow co-worker is personal as Paul reflects on his impending death in prison. Paul also highlights the importance of the Word of God and the Christian’s responsibility to hold fast to that Word and the preach it faithfully and accurately for the sake of others. While it is one of the pastoral letters it also offers important lessons and encouragement for every Christian.