Acts 2:12-37

“But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them…”

Sermon Transcript

We’re going to be an acts chapter two, as we continue our series in the book of acts, as we continue to look at what it means to see the spirit at work, to the ends of the earth. It’s great to be here with you this morning and what we’re looking at this morning and APS chapter two, starting in verses 13, we’ll connect and coordinate with, um, very much through the beginning of the book or of the chapter of two as this is we’re going to preach.

On a sermon. So Peter gives us this nice long sermon. And so we’ll be going through his sermon piece by piece. And this is the sermon that actually launched the church of Jesus Christ. We had what happened at Pentecost. Um, and, uh, with that moment in my iPad is wanting to take a picture here. Smile, and you guys look great.

I don’t know what’s going on there. But we at Pentecost, we have the story of when Jesus or when the holy spirit came to empower the church and came in a really fascinating, incredible way. Jesus had said, don’t leave Jerusalem until my spirit comes. And this is the moment at Pentecost, beginning of acts chapter two, where the spirit comes and he comes in a very interesting way.

And if you’ve been around God for very long, you know that sometimes you’re like you say things like, you know what the Lord spoke to me. And it was, there was a little weird air, felt a little weird, a little different. This is exactly how the holy spirit came with, said tongues of fire resting on people’s heads.

We. In our car because we’re so spiritual as a family, we had this conversation this last couple of weeks about the song raining tacos. And whenever I heard the song, it’s raining tacos up out of the sky. It’s raining tacos, no need to ask why. Right. And you can get this image in this song. And one of us was singing it.

And we were asking the question again, thinking how weird it was that tacos could rain down from the sky. What else would be weird if it rained down from the sky? And this is exactly why you have children to help you with these kinds of insights and some of the really powerful insights that I received from my children.

I wanted to share with you. Number one will be very interesting. Run down to the side bouncy balls. When that be interesting paint, can you imagine if paint was raining down from the sky or have. Blob fish. What if blob fish were raining down from the sky? And then, uh, one of my younger son says this, what if it was raining Hagrid?

I would be quite a situation there, buddy, if it were raining Hagrid. Um, and then lastly, one of my favorite was I said, what if it was raining Paris shooting, cannibals that haven’t eaten for 31 days. This is the ology. This is good stuff among these profound, beautiful answers. Whereas the description of tongues, what if it was raining tongues and then another one’s was what if it was raining some type of fire, flaming arrows, but it is so strange and unusual.

And we, if you’ve been around acts chapter two for a while, you might think, okay, flaming tongues appearing on the heads of the people you might think, oh, that’s normal. That’s not normal. Right? Guaranteed. You’ve never seen that. If you thought raining tacos was odd, here’s out. And so what’s happening in the beginning of acts.

Chapter two is you have this mighty movement from that. Christ has sent the spirit and the spirit has come in this mighty movement and it has made everyone go into. Because you have the people 120 bout followers of Jesus that are experiencing this great movement of God. And you have thousands of other people on looking, just wondering what is going on?

What does this mean? And in this cacophony of confusion, you know, it’s not one person getting up. And then the other person it’s literally everyone is hearing their own languages spoken out from people’s mouths who don’t know their language. And they’re walking around, wandering around this incredible, beautiful, but chaotic scene.

And in verse 12 in acts chapter two, there’s the first question that we, two questions in our texts that Peter addresses the first question from acts chapter two, verse 12, simply they said, what does this mean? What is going on? And Peter gives this sermon, the sermon that launched the church of Jesus Christ in the world.

He gives this sermon to then speak. This is what’s happening. And there’ll be a second question. They will give in response to his message. But this morning, we look at the totality of his message and we’re going to take it in bite size this morning. First off, we’re going to read acts chapter two, 13 to 21.

If you’ll meet me there 13 to 21, and then we’ll go through it from there 14 to 21, I’m sorry. Peter standing with the 11 lifted up his voice and addressed the people, men of Judah and all who dwell in Jerusalem. Let this be known to you and give ear to my words for these people are not drunk as you suppose.

It is only the third hour of the day. Which is nine in the morning, but this is what has been uttered through the prophet Joel. And in the last days, it shall be God declares that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. And your young men shall see visions.

And your old men shall dream dreams. Even on my male servants and female servants. In those days, I will pour out my spirit and they shall prophesize. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below blood and fire vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the day of the Lord comes the great and magnificent day.

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Lord, we come to this text this morning, rejoicing in your originality and your creativity. We come and gather as the church, because of this text, we come and gather in recognition that what’s happening here is not just human moments.

What happens is as your church goes to Guatemala is not just a human thing. As, as the refugee crisis of over 1.3 million people who have left Ukraine with that number growing by the minute and what’s happening at the word of life campus, they have access to over a hundred of those people to love and care that it’s more than just human things going.

We rejoice in your holy spirit. And we pray for understanding into this sermon of Peter this morning in Jesus name. Amen. So in response to this question, what is going on, the sermon that launched the church, Peter gives this sermon in response to what is happening here in the first things he’s going to say is simply this what’s happening.

This holy spirit moment has always. Been a part of the plan. This has always been a part of the plan of the Godhead and acts 14 through 21 is Peter not saying, Hey, this is a great new idea that Jesus had right before he went up to heaven and he’s like, oh, I’m leaving. What are we going to do? So he decided to have a spirit come and like, we’ve trying to patch things together.

We’re taking this day at a time. No, what Peter is saying. And in this passage, in this sermon, he quotes three different old Testament prophecies to, again, reiterate, this is not a new story that has come. This is the same story. The same plan that the fiery unity of the Trinity has had all along. It has taken place today, but today has been planned a.

Time. Secondly, the spirit of God we see in what Peter is saying and talking about this spirit is a powerful, they are clearly under the influence of something. This is why there’s an accusation, right? I think they might be drinking. There’s something else going on. That’s influencing their behavior. And Peter comes to say, yes, there is a, another type of influence that’s going on in the acts two, we see as a mighty rushing powerful wind pastor mark talked about this last week.

Fire appearing above their heads and ability to speak language all over the place. This is not people speaking. Hey, Siri, you know, translate into Parthenia. And this, this is this moment where they are able to speak and understand in a way they could. Uh, less, there was something powerful influencing them in the prophecy of Joel.

We see them talk about dreams, visions, prophecies, wonders. The spirit of God is not just a nice buddy. That’s come to dwell among men. The spirit of God is powerful. Third or letter C. The spirit of God is now poured out. I love this. The spirit of God is poured out two different times in the text, the prophecy from Joel and the text it says in verse 18.

And then in verse 21, or I’m sorry, verse 20, that the spirit of God will be poured out. What, what is being poured out mean? It means that there was something once somewhat contained and has now been poured out. It is contained no longer. Fourth, the activity of the spirit, this holy spirit brings union and freedom.

Pastor mark touched on this, this last week of this passages connection with Genesis 11, the tower of Babel tower of Babel. Everyone comes speaking the same language, same culture. There’s this all kinds. They’re like, Hey, we’re going to be like, God, we’re going to build this tower all the way to heaven.

That’s totally unrealistic. But they’re coming with this egocentric people centric that we are big. We are enough. And what God does. He says, okay, you who are trying to put your little sandbox together thinking you’re something so big, I’m going to. Bring about some confusion that will lead you to spread out among the world.

And they start speaking to one another and they don’t understand because this is when multiple languages come in and here’s a map of what happened. Genesis 11, the tower of Babel. If you can see, this is the dispersion of where Babel was. And then when there was, they realized, Hey, I understand this woman, but I have no idea what that dude is saying.

And so I’m going to hang out over here. And so people, groups come and then they begin to disperse. And the tower of Babel is the beginning of that disperse. And we see the separation that happens there, here at Pentecost, put up the next map. If you would, at Pentecost, you have the reversal, right? You have the exact opposite thing.

And these are the locations that are mentioned in acts chapter two, verse nine says Parthians Medes and Elamites residents of Mesopotamia, Judith Judea, Kappa dosha, Pontus, and Asia Phrygia and Pamphylia Egypt in all parts of Libya, near siren visitors from Rome, both Jews and converse, Jews, Judaism, cretins, and Arabs.

We hear the wonder of God in our own tongues. So where there had been separation and exile, where there had been this, this, this limitation to be able to speak to one another, the holy spirit comes and brings what is always in the culture of the holy spirit. He brings union and free. Paul says this in Corinthians where the spirit of the Lord is, there is what freedom I can hear in my own language.

The wonders of God. This is a song that we sang this morning that Joe led us in that is speaking directly of this passage. The stanza was this, the church of Christ was born. And the spirit lit the flame, the gospel truth evolves, same story shall not kneel and shall not faint by his blood. And in his name, in his freedom.

I am free for the love of Jesus Christ, who has resurrected me, praise the father, praise the sun plays praise the spirit three in one, which leads us to our next point. That is so clearly interlaced throughout our text. What Peter is saying is that the holy spirit testifies about Jesus Christ. The holy spirit does not come on an island.

The holy spirit is the elevation of the spirit is the speaking of the whole God had in particular, you will see the speaking of the spirit talking about Christ and then this beautiful dance of father, son, and spirit that we see lace throughout this whole sermon. The spirit comes to testify about Christ.

In first, John four even says, Hey, a three-year experiencing some sort of spirit test. The spirit says this by this, you know, the spirit of God, every spirit that confessed Jesus Christ has come from the flesh is from God. And every spirit does, does not confess Jesus Christ is not from God. What is the spirit?

Do the holy spirit power do confesses the beauty of the Godhead. And this is a beautiful interplay. We’ll see, throughout the. So first all that to say what Peter is saying in the first seven verses like, whoa, I know you guys are confused. I know this feels like raining tacos out here. This is gone. This is way different than you imagined.

But listen, this is a story from a bowl. The holy spirit has touched down in a way he has never touched down before and has come in a way. He has never come before and he speaks about that spirit, but he does. So to jump from that diving board into the pool of the majority of his sermon, the coming of the holy spirit has everything to do with Jesus of.

The sermon pivots at this point in verse 22 and the rest of the sermon is all about Jesus Christ. Yes. Let me explain what the spirit is, whose spirit is what’s going on? How is this the story from evolve, but what is the spirit coming and all about? Well, let me tell you about Jesus of Nazareth. Read with me verses 22 through 36 men of Israel.

Hear these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by, with, by God, with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst. As you yourselves know this Jesus. Delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

God raised him up losing the pangs of death because it was not possible for him to be held by it for David says concerning him. I saw the Lord always before me. He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken. Therefore, my heart was glad and my tongue. My flesh also will dwell in hope for you will not abandon my soul to Haiti’s or let your holy one see corruption.

You have made known to me the paths of life. You will make me full of gladness with your presence. Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David, he died and was buried. His tomb is with us to this day, being there for a profit, knowing that God had sworn with him an oath that he would set one of his descendants on the throne.

He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of Christ and he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus, God raised. We are all witnesses of this being therefore exalted at the right hand of God and having received from the father, the promise, holy spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing for.

David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says the Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand until I make enemies, your footstool, but all the house of Israel, therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified. As soon as Peter finishes, speaking of the activity about explaining the activities.

He anchors his sermon in the person of Christ. Peter will speak five times in the first 10 chapters of acts. One third of the book of acts is sermons or teaching. Peter has got a ton of the first half and then Paul grand finales at the second half, right. With some others and some Stephenson mixed in, but these are the two primary preachers in the book of acts is Peter and Paul Peter in the first 10 chapters speaks five times every single time he speaks.

He speaks of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The, what is happening in the early part of the church is, again, Peter speaking, reminding teaching that this church has everything to do with this person of Jesus. And what he is saying in this sermon is saying this holy spirit moment that has just happened is about Jesus.

In this sermon, he returns the prophet David in verses 25 through 28. He also refers to him in verses 34 and 35. This is this, this moment, his spirit is about this Christ. He goes back into the old Testament again, to remind them same story, different verse, same story. It’s always been about this. The outpouring acts 2 33 right here in our passage of the spirit has everything to do.

With the subject matter of Jesus Christ. Secondly, it’s not just about Jesus. It’s not just him loosely involved or him kind of on the subject matter. This holy spirit moment that has just happened. Peter says is through Jesus, the death and resurrection enabled this holy spirit to come without the sacrifice of the, of Christ without the resurrection and power over death, the spirit would not be unleashed would not be poured out, but would still be contained the coming of Christ marks that the spirit no longer comes at some times to some people for some messages.

But that spirit that is mostly contained now through the blood and resurrection of Christ coming through the rending of the curtain and the church of Jesus Christ becoming the temple, the holding place of the presence of God. The spirit has been poured out through this Christ, but what’s so cool about this passage is this holy spirit moment.

Isn’t just through Christ and it isn’t just about Christ. This holy spirit moment is by Christ. He is not a passive conduit, not just a sacrificial lamb through which the spirit can come to people in this passage. Very specifically, Peter is saying there is agency from the person Christ of the Godhead that he is the one sending the spirit acts 2 33.

Jesus is the one who poured out the spirit by the design will of the father. Jesus is the one who said spirit. He is the one with the power over the spirit. And in this passage, as you’ll see with Peter in the next messages, he is speaking, not just of the wonder of this great man. He is speaking of the deity, the Godness of Jesus Christ.

You want to know what’s happening today. Jesus Christ through his death and resurrection and his action poured out, dumped out the spirit on to the church. Two significant phrases. I just want to draw your attention to one. One is in the prophecy of this passage of Jude or Peter quotes. Peter is calling old Testament, using the word Jaquez, the Hebrew word for God.

A word that is the same word that when Moses, when he saw the burning Bush and says, who shall you, who shall I say sent me? And he said, tell him y’all way send you is the, I am the great, I am the great God being this Jaak way in the is, is used in Joel and in here is said that Jaquez usage is a message.

Whoever calls the name alert is directly referring to Jesus himself, Luke 24 49. Jesus says this about himself. Behold. I am sending, I am sending. I am sending the promise of my father upon you, but you must remain in the spirit until you’ve been clothed with power from on high. There’s this other phrase also, I love it says this in verse 24, it was impossible for death to hold him down.

It was impossible. Your translation might say for death to keep its hold on him, death just couldn’t take it. Um, is Mike in here? I think he goes to the other service. Tell me he’s not here. He’s not here. He just left. Oh, good. Sorry. Perfect. Cause I’m going to give him some ego strokes and I don’t want him here for it.

Okay. So I used to do some like running. Okay. And yes, it was a couple pizzas ago. Be nice to me. That wasn’t nice to me. All right. So I did some running and I run with Mike A. Little bit and I hated running with Mike because I’m just imagining, because Mike is a runner. Mike does marathons, he’s got pictures of marathoners on his wall.

He’s got preferences of what are the best running shoes, like all you running snobs. Right. And he’s a runner. And so I go running and one time we went running like St. John said, like monastery area, we just went back. It’s in the woods and this wonderful spot. And we went running. And so I endured running and that’s a lot of character points for me, right.

To go with a runner and to run. And, uh, he says afterwards, Hey, you want to rate.

Right. And so, like, I got a couple of things happening. One I don’t want to lose. I don’t, I don’t like taking part in competitions where I know I have no chance. Right. Like I’m not going to go wrestle pastor Tim. Right. Like, yeah. I’m going to pick a fight with a grizzly bear. That sounds awesome. No, just not going to do it.

Right. So I, when it comes to like, and Mike says this sizzle punk, he says, you can start like 20 yards ahead. And I got two decisions. Now, one, I say, no way, we start here and he smokes me or two, I start 20 yards ahead. And I show him, he’s a proud punk. I opt for number two. So I go and I, we take off running and we’ve got a place to go and now I’m not fast.

But at that time I was a lot less slow. Okay. And so I take off running and I think, you know, tortoise and the hair, this is going to be his moment. You know what I mean? God, come down, humility, all that stuff. I start running and I am doing the best I can and I’m running the fastest I can. And all of a sudden, Mike passes me like I was going backwards.

And I remember like the feeling of him passing me in the feeling I thought was like, wow, how God designed the human being and coordinate, no, I want to punch him in the back of his neck. The only problem is he was 10 yards ahead before I could even turn around and swing at him. Right. It was so annoying to me still so annoying to me.

But then, and this was even before he was all like CrossFit, whatever stuff too, but I couldn’t. I, and, and in that moment, I could have watched Rudy five times the day before. Right. I could have put Rocky four in the earbuds and be like, this is my moment. The fact is, is I was not fast enough. I was not strong enough.

I was not powerful in the leg running thing enough, and I’m devaluing it on purpose to beat him in a race. I couldn’t hold him back no matter what, if he would’ve given me 30 yards, I would just be 30 yards embarrassed today. Right. But no matter what I do not have, the capacity did not have the capacity to possibly hold Mike back from beating me what Peter is going through and saying in this passage, he’s not belittling.

The power of death. Death would take Peter to. Death would have taken Peter’s family and descendants and people. He loved. He would have known people who have died from disease and pain. He would see people who, who will be martyred for their testimony. He knows the power of death. And yet he says this about this Christ.

Very simply. It was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. Death was not powerful enough to bury him for long the stone, not strong enough to hold them. That the thing that held him, there was not enough to keep him down. What Peter is saying in this testimony to the very beginning of the church is that Jesus has power.

Jesus did not come. That just be a good example to start a nice movement. He had not come to just show a path or be a wise sensei. What he is coming to do is conquer the grave and it, Peter is saying, and it wasn’t even close to a fair fight. And I know when we’re talking about our own stories and our own pain and our own confusions and their own things that keep us down.

There’s so many things where we feel like we can just say, I just can’t do it. I just can’t face it. I just can’t stop it. I just can’t take it. I can’t find the strength. I can’t muster the courage. I can’t bear to hope. And you might be sitting there and say, listen, preacher, where are you going? Because you don’t know the size of my.

You don’t know what I’m trying to overcome in my story. You don’t know the weight of the family secret that I carry. What I would simply say to you is the treasure of this, this new Testament that we’re looking at is that there is a deep acknowledgement that human suffering is real. It is complex. It is devastating, but it is impossible for death to hold on when Christ is there.

Jesus said be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. What does this mean? This means if you’re a faith in Jesus Christ, you are a witness in your workplace, in your neighborhood, in your family. It’s not how good you’re being good behavior or, or a way or talking people into like understanding what your giant perspective is on the things of the world.

Know the testimony, the same as Peter. It has everything to do with the person of Jesus Christ. Not about the movement of Christianity, but asking simply the question, what are you going to do with Jesus? First question, they asked verse 12, what does this mean? And now we come to the second question that Peter responds to in verse 37, verse 37.

Read with me to the end to 42. When they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles apostles, brother, what sh brothers, what shall we. And Peter said to them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.

And you will receive the gift of the holy spirit for the promise is for you and for your children. And for all who are far off everyone whom the Lord, our God calls to himself. And with many other words, he bore witness and continued to exhort them saying, save yourself from this crooked generation. So those who received your translation might say accepted his word were baptized.

And they were added that day 3000 souls. I love this first thing. What does this mean? Peter says, I’ll tell you what it means. It means this is the incredible holy spirit that has come. And this holy spirit has everything to do with the witness of Jesus Christ. Who’s died and raised again. And then they said, okay, you catch the question second.

What should we do? What shall we do? And this is where, like, it’s a little, I want you to hear me right here. And I, and I know I can’t control that. And so, um, I have no desire right now to try to manipulate or to like force anything upon you like to, to try to like coerce you or cleverly gets you to, to think something you don’t think, but we can’t look at this passage and actually say, how do we apply this passage and not allow room for God to work?

Because when people said, how do we apply these words, Peter, what do we do? Peter says, I’ll tell you what you do. He says, you turn and you try. Whole aspect of repentance is simply the aspect of turning right, saying, Hey, I’m going my own way. It’s not working out. I need Jesus. I need to come to his way. His truth, his freedom.

That is one means to turn into trust is to say, I’m not, I’m not going to trust my mechanisms of control. I’m not going to trust my ways of figuring this out. I’m not going to trust myself for my salvation of my soul. I’m not going to trust myself to get out of this behavior on my own. I’m not going to touch myself to be freed from this sense of loss and grief by myself.

I’m going to turn and I’m going to do the brave thing called trust. And I love the words he uses in this final passage of what do we do? What do we do, brothers? What do we do? And he says, you receive. You accept and it’s for you. That’s for your kids. It’s for anyone who calls off, there’s a painting.

That’s meant a lot to me recently, and I’m not a super big painting guy. And please don’t like, forgive any pretense you feel here, but the. A couple of weeks ago, I was tired of my spirit and I heard of an author. I really appreciated, really appreciated this painting. And I just, I ended up getting it and spending time with it.

And it’s meant a lot to me, this painting is by Andrea Rublev, he’s a right around the 14th to the 15th century painter. And he paints this scene, which is now the most significant and most famous and most sighted painting about the Trinity that we have in church history. And there’s a number of things about this painting we could talk about, but a couple of things that, uh, very meaningful to me, um, first is this the first time in church history, the father, son, and holy.

Are all portrayed as similar beings, right? You may have some other pieces of art that had the holy spirit as, as the water and the Christ, the son, or a different types of beings or different types of animals, because right, the Trinity, when we’re talking about the Trinity, we’re talking about an ocean of meaning.

It is shallow enough to play in, to understand a little bit. It is also deep enough that we’ll be exploring it forever. Right? So this Trinity, this is the first time that is depicted like this, that the Trinity is of similar beings. That each one is God, actually the blue contains the blue is the signification of their deity.

God, the second thing I want to mention about this painting, that means a lot to me is the perspective. It looks a little wonky. If you look at the little footstools down there, the perspective is a little. And another thing is the Christ figure. He’s the one whose center is back farther, but he doesn’t look smaller, right.

But perspective is that. And the way we look at Western art is this way that Western art is portrayed this way for show. The next image is that we see that the painting is supposed to follow our lines and our eyes have perspective, right? It’s the whole idea of like you see the expanse of the road and it goes into the distance.

Why? Because I, as a viewer and viewing a scene from my eyeballs, this particular painting, and some others, like it have a different type of perspective. It’s this it’s actually given from the perspective of being inside the painting. The angles look funny because the angles are not meant to be viewed from a distance.

The angles are not meant to be viewed as an outside. The angles and you can go. The next slide, which brings us back to the angles are meant to be viewed as if you were sitting at the table this morning. We’re just going to have a simple, some moments of where the holy spirit might do his work. I don’t know what God’s gone doing in your story.

And as I look at what Peter’s talking about, and neither did Peter, my guess is whatever he’s doing in the story. It didn’t start. When the music started this morning, there’s been a, there’s been a calling towards you, an invitation that has been coming and a invitation to come. You need to, you need to turn from which devices you’re trying to live in your life.

What you’re trying to put, get things by trying to get to whether it’s by trying to get to heaven by, or you’re just trying to get through the week by, and it’s not functioning well. And what you need is a little bit less. And you need the power of Jesus Christ. And this morning, simply following what the text is saying with the Trinity lace throughout this whole text, you are invited into the dance of God, the fellowship with the father, son and holy spirit.

And we’re going to give just a couple moments this morning. If Joe where’s, Joe, Joe is with Mike. I don’t have anything nice to say about Joe’s who actually want him here again, we’re just going to give some moments to respond in honor of the text, because that’s an, if the holy spirit is getting ahold of you, holy spirit says less of you.

You need more of Christ. I’m going to just give you a few moments to spend time with him, whether that’s for the very salvation of your soul that you needed to be added to the number of the church, or maybe you’re a part of the church. And you’re living on your own. You’re living, um, a functional atheism and you need to, in your story in this moment, spend some time to return.

Just going to give you a couple of moments and then Joe, we’ll close our time.

We never want to lead a church. It doesn’t have room for the spirit of God. Amen. So here’s what I would say. If the spirit is doing anything in your life today, if the spirit is asking something of you today to turn and to trust in the next 60 minutes, I want you to tell somebody in the next 60 minutes and you say, well, mine, wasn’t very big.

You know what I mean? Well, the holy Spirit’s doing it. It’s big enough. If you don’t have anyone you’re here with this morning. And you’re like, that’s part of my loss and fear and pain is I don’t have anyone. I, the other pastors would love to talk with you. May you receive this blessing as we go from here this morning, may the grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ and the love of the father and the fellowship of the holy spirit be with you.

We are dismissed. .