The Joy Of The Resurrection - [John 16:16-24] (John 16:16-24) - June 30, 2019
Pastor Steve graduated from The Master's Seminary in 2002 and retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2004, after 21 years of service. He and his family were called to Bethlehem Bible Church in June, 2004. Steve and his wife Janet have three grown and married children (spouses in parentheses): Steve Jr. (Jennifer), Kristin (Jerry Fish), and Megan (Joey DeFilippo), and five grandchildren: January, Devany, Autumn, Carys, and Jude. On Twitter, Steve is “The Tuesday Guy,” @TheTuesdayGuy a nickname given by a young fan (from Virginia) of No Compromise Radio. Steve is a gamer. He particularly likes PC and board games with some historical flavor. Just don’t ask him to play basketball (or any other sport). His mind is willing, but his body is not able.
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16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (ESV)