Rev. Mark Jasa, pastor of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Pasadena, California, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study John 14. Peter, Thomas, Philip, and the rest of the disciples are sad and confused. They trust in God and they want to follow Jesus wherever He goes, no matter what. In John chapter 14, Jesus sees their distress and responds in love: it’s going to be alright, even if they’re separated. They will be separated, but Jesus will bring them life and salvation: When Jesus is raised from the dead, His resurrection will guarantee them a spot in THE resurrection; reservations with our names on them have been secured, and we will all be together again when Jesus comes on the Last Day. Jesus leaves the disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth who has been with them all along. Whatever we ask for by the Lord’s authority together as His church, will we receive. And what does the church ask for by the authority of Jesus? The forgiveness of sins! Forgiveness that never runs out, forgiveness big enough for any sin. Not permission to sin, but God’s love that lets go of sin to embrace in grace.