Hebrews 13:5 . . . for he (Jesus) hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
The promise of Presence:
- Emmanuel = GOD WITH US
- Comforter is from the Greek word paraklētos – ANCIENT WARRIOR TERM, GREEK SOLDIERS WHEN TO BATTLE IN PAIRS, THEY WOULD FIGHT BACK TO BACK
- Matthew 18:20 – WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I IN THE MIDST OF THEM.
The need for presence:
- 2 Timothy 4 - Paul's appeal to Timothy - Come BEFORE winter.
Examples of presence:
- Job 2:11-13
- Barnabas to SAUL
- The good Samaritan
The gift of your presence:
- Brings POWER - Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
- Ministers CARE
You don’t have to KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS OR BE THE MOST WITTY
You do have to CARE ENOUGH TO GO