How does God move in our lives today? The Scripture teaches us that the Holy Spirit is God with us leading and guiding us through life as followers of Jesus Christ. What is the Good News after Jesus Christ died? That Jesus Christ resurrected to life and is able to meet us wherever we are in life!
Jesus promises a great legacy--the Holy Spirit--to those who would come after him. As African-Americans, we are a part of a great heritage, and we have a great legacy. When we're aware of where God has brought us from, we are behooved to pass that on to others and to create a legacy for the generations that will follow us. Based on John 15:11, 26-27.
When we think of the Beatitudes, we think of the "blessed are they" statements of Jesus at the beginning of his ministry in the Sermon on the Mount. But at the end of Jesus' earthly ministry, he added a beatitude: "Blessed are they who have not seen me, and yet believed." Based on John 20:26-29.