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God has given us a theme for the coming year: GREATER THINGS IN 2016
John 14: 8 Philip said, ''Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.'' 9 Jesus answered: ''Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 15 ''If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (NIV)
Jesus started with the 12. Matthew, Peter, James, John, ''come follow Me.'' Follow my ways, follow my words. Say what I am saying, Pray what I am praying, Do what I am doing. What started with 12 grew to 120 in the upper room when Jesus said,
Acts 1:4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ''which,'' He said, ''you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.'' 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ''Lord, will You a ...
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