John 20:19-23 (John 20:19-23)Rosemary Aldis, 1st April 2018
Part of the Ad hoc sermon series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
This is John's record of Jesus commisiioning his disciples. He gives them authority, his message and tells them that they need the power of the Holy Spirit.
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John 20:19–23 (Listen)
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”