Scripture: John 13:31-38; John 14:1-14; John 14:15-31

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Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

Luke 22:31-38 (KJV) 31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  33 And he said unto Him, Lord, I am ready to go with Thee, both into prison, and to death. 34 And Jesus said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest Me.  35 And He said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing.  36 Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.  37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, And He was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning Me have an end.  38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And He said unto them, It is enough.

John 13:31-38 (KJV) 31 Therefore, when he (Judas Iscariot) was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.  32 If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him.  33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  35 By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.  36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards.  37 Peter said unto Him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for Thy sake.  38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for My sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

Questions:

1. What did Jesus say about His time with His disciples (John 13:33)?

2. What commandment did Jesus leave with them (John 13:34-35)?

3. What did Simon Peter ask Jesus and what was Jesus’ answer to him (John 13:36)?

4. Who did Jesus say satan had asked to sift as wheat (Luke 22:31)?

5. What had Jesus already done (Luke 22:32)?

6. How did Simon Peter respond (Luke 22:33; John 13:37)?

7. What was Jesus’ answer to Simon Peter (Luke 22:34; John 13:38)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said “Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come…”

2. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.” 

3. Simon Peter asked Jesus where He was going.  Jesus told him, “Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards.”

4. Jesus said, “Simon, Simon, behold, satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.”

5. Jesus said, “But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” 

6. Simon Peter asked why couldn’t he follow Jesus.  He said he would go to prison and lay down his life for Jesus.

7. Jesus answered him, “I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest Me.”

Jesus Is The Way To The Father

John 14:1-14 (KJV) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.  If ye had known Me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.  Philip saith unto Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake.  12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.  13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14 If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.

Questions:

1. What did Jesus say about the heart (John 14:1)?

2. What did Jesus say about His Father’s house (John 14:2)?

3. Once He prepares the place what does Jesus say He will do (John 14:3-4)? 

4. When Philip said they didn’t know where Jesus was going so how could they know the way what did Jesus say (John 14:5-7)?

5. When Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father, what was Jesus’ response (John 14:8-9)?

6. What else did Jesus say about Himself and the Father (John 14:10-11)?

7. If we believe on Jesus what did He say we will be able to do (John 14:12)?

Answers:

1. Jesus says, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.”

2. Jesus says, “In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

3. Jesus says, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”

4. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.   If ye had known Me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.”

5. Jesus said, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?”

6. Jesus said, “… the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.  Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake.”

7. Jesus said, “He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.”

Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit

John 14:15-31 (KJV) 15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.  16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also.  20 At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.  21 He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.  22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. 24 He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s which sent Me.  25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I.  29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.  31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Questions:

1. What did Jesus say we must do if we love Him (John 14:15)?

2. What has Jesus asked the Father to send us (John 14:16)?

3. Who does Jesus say the world cannot receive because they cannot see Him (John 14:17a)?

4. Who did Jesus say knows the Spirit of truth (John 14:17b)?

5. What did Jesus say about love (John 14:21-24)?

6.  Who did Jesus say will teach all things (John 14:26)?

7. What did Jesus say about peace (John 14:27)?

8. According to Jesus, who is greater than Him (John 14:28)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.”

2. Jesus asked the Father to send us the Holy Spirit, that He might abide with us forever.

3. Jesus said the world cannot see nor know the Spirit of truth.

4. Jesus said to His disciples, “ye know Him (the Spirit of truth); for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

5. Jesus said, “He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” … “If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.  He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s which sent Me.” 

6. Jesus said, “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” 

7. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” 

8. Jesus said, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I.”

HEAR the WORD

John 13:31-32 (KJV) 31 Therefore, when he (Judas Iscariot) was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.  32 If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him. 

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verses.  My notes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Christ didn’t begin His discourse until Judas Iscariot had gone out, for Judas Iscariot was a false brother. The presence of wicked people is often a hindrance to good discourse (conversation).  Then Christ said “now is the Son of man glorified”; now that Judas Iscariot is discovered and discarded, now is the Son of man glorified. Christ is glorified by the purifying of Christian societies. Now Jesus is to obtain a glorious victory over satan and all the powers of darkness, to spoil them, and triumph over them.  Now Jesus is to work out a glorious deliverance for His people, by His death to reconcile them to God, and bring an everlasting righteousness and happiness to them, to shed that blood which is to be an inexhaustible fountain of joys and blessings to all believers. Christ had been glorified in many miracles He had wrought, and yet He speaks of His being glorified now in His sufferings, as if that were more than all His other glories …

MEMORIZE the WORD

John 14:1 (KJV) “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me (Jesus).” 

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Choose to trust the Lord and follow Him.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

Choose to help other to trust the Lord and follow Him too.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will not be led astray by satan and his cohorts.  I pray our faith will sustain us (Luke 22:32). Lord, I pray our lives will bring glory to You by our love for one another (John 13:34-35). Lord, I pray we will not let our heart be troubled.  We will trust in You and Your Son (John 14:1).  Lord, thank You for being the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).  Lord, I pray we will keep our faith in You and seek to do Your will through listening to the Holy Spirit  (John 14:25). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I love the Lord.” <>< Dona