Joining the Global Church–This morning series focuses on the Revised Common Lectionary readings that help us prepare for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Lectionary is used by many parts of the global church to keep a consistent balance of all parts of scripture. These particular readings keep us focused on the close of Jesus’ earthly ministry that leads to the gift of the Holy Spirit being given to help comfort, convict, and encourage the church as it grows and flourishes in this world.