In this message, Pastor David Ball reminds us of C.S. Lewis's description of the Church as a hospital for sinners. From a secular perspective those who are sick and hospitalized need advocates to ease their way through the mysteries of modern medicine. So also do Christians need help in navigating a world often hostile to their message and worldview. Ball turns our hearts toward John 14 where Jesus promises his disciples "another Helper to be with you forever." The first advocate is Jesus himself. The second, the Holy Spirit.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- Deuteronomy 4:32-40
- 1 John 3:18-24
- John 14:15-21
- 2 Corinthians 3:18