I Want To Hold Your Hand

He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever

John 14:16
John 14:15-21

Sermon Week/Year

Sixth Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic

Holy Spirit,

How does the Holy Spirit help us in times of need? The Advocate works like this …

A young Armenian girl named Elizabeth Caraman saw Turkish troops arrest her father for no apparent reason. While her father languished in jail, Elizabeth and her mother lived in terror of what would happen to him. The next time Elizabeth saw her father, the Turks were taking him away to be executed. Elizabeth’s father resisted, so his captors wrapped him up in an old piece of carpet, threw him on the back of a donkey, and took him away. That was the last time Elizabeth saw her father alive.

You can imagine the anguish that Elizabeth felt over losing her father in such a brutal and senseless fashion. But she and her mother were Christians, and the Spirit helped them to endure that tragedy without becoming bitter or cynical. In fact, Elizabeth grew up to become a nurse. She took a job at a mission hospital…

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