Scripture: John 16:5-15; John 16:16-33

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Jesus Teaches about The Holy Spirit

READ and STUDY the WORD

John 16:5-15 (KJV) But now I (Jesus) go my way to Him that sent Me; and none of you asketh Me, Whither goest thou?  But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.  And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on Me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.  14 He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.  15 All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Questions:

1. To whom did Jesus say He was going (John 16:5-15)?

2. Once He departed, who did Jesus say He would send to the disciples (John 16:7)?

3. What did Jesus say the Comforter would do (John 16:8-11)?

4.  According to Jesus what would the Comforter do and speak (John 16:13)?

5. What was the Comforter going to do to Jesus (John 16:14)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said He was going to the One who sent Him.

2. Jesus said He would send the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) to them.

3. Jesus said, “the Comforter would reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment.  Of sin, because they believe not on Me; Of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” 

4. Jesus said, “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.”

5. The Comforter would glorify Jesus by taking what was Jesus’ and showing it to His disciples.

Jesus Teaches About Using His Name In Prayer

John 16:16-33 (KJV) 16 A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me, because I go to the Father.  17 Then said some of His disciples among themselves, What is this that He saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me: and, Because I go to the Father?  18 They said therefore, What is this that He saith, A little while? we cannot tell what He saith.  19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask Him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.  21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.  22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.  24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.  26 At that day ye shall ask in My name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto Him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.  30 Now are we sure that Thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God.  31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?  32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave Me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.  33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Questions:

1. To what two events do you believe Jesus was referring (john 16:16)?

2. What did Jesus say to comfort His disciples (John 16:22)?

3. Who were His disciples to pray to; in whose name were they to pray and what would be the results (John 16:23)?

4. When would His disciples’ joy be full (John 16:24)?

5. Why did the Father love Jesus’ disciples (John 16:27)?

6. Who would be with Jesus though His disciples would scatter (John 16:32)?

7. Where did Jesus tell His disciples they might have peace (John 16:33a)?

Answers:

1. I believe Jesus was referring to His death and His resurrection.

2. Jesus said, “ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.”

3. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name (Jesus), He will give it (to) you.”

4. When His disciples received what they prayed for in Jesus’ name.

5. The Father loved the disciples because they loved Jesus and they believed that Jesus came from God.

6. The Father would be with Jesus though His disciples would scatter.

7. Jesus told His disciples that in Him they might have peace. 

HEAR the WORD

John 16:20 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” 

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verse.  My thoughts: This verse is contrasting the disciples with those in the world.  The world would rejoice as the disciples wept.  But in three days the disciples would see Him again.  And then they would rejoice.

MEMORIZE the WORD

John 16:27 “… the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me (Jesus) and have believed that I came from God.” 

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

If we are following Jesus we can feel out of step with the world’s views.  But even though our life as a Christian may be difficult now, one day we will rejoice.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

The world’s values are often the opposite of God’s values.  Remember what God has promised in John 16:20 and share the promise with those around you.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, thank You for sending us the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth (John 16:13).  Lord, thank You for loving us because we love Your Son and believe He indeed came from You (John 16:27).  Lord, even while we’re having trouble in this world, I pray we will experience Your peace. (John 16:33). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray (John 16:23).  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I seek the Lord’s presence continually.” <>< Dona