John Lesson 19 Day 3

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John Lesson 19 Day 3

John 14:18-20

6.  Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

  • “I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]”
    • An orphan’s parents are dead. Jesus is alive and the Spirit confirms that.
    • The Spirit also draws us close to God’s presence so we do not feel alone.
    • Holy Spirit is a provider, defender, protector, and teacher.
  • I will come [back] to you.”
    • Jesus rose from the dead, appeared to them, and sent the Spirit to teach them all thing.
  • After a little while, the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me.
    • Jesus appeared to his disciples and many followers after His resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:4-6)
    • After his ascension, Jesus revealed himself in a more compelling way by the Spirit. When he looked like an ordinary man, it was harder for people to believe.
  • Because I live, you will live also.
    • “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;'” John 11:25 NIV

7. a. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

“Through the Holy Spirit they would know a life of relationship, shared life, and union with God the Father, God the Son, and in the disciple.” Guzik

“The disciples of a particular teacher among the Hebrews called him father; his scholars were called his children, and, on his death, were considered as orphans. Christ calls his disciples children, beloved children, John 13:33; and, now that he is about to be removed from them by death, he assures them that they shall not be left fatherless, or without a teacher; for in a little time he should come again, (rise from the dead), and, after his ascension, they should be made partakers of that Spirit which would be their comforter, advocate, teacher, and guide for ever.”  (Adam Clarke)

b. Somehow. . .

. . . as Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are quantumly entangled, I am also in the mix!?! Mind-blowing.

8. Holy Spirit is Jesus’ love gift for believers.

We would do well to prioritize our relationship with Holy Spirit. 

Holy Spirit—

  • Guides us throughout our life to lead us to the truth, to make correct decisions, to grow spiritually mature.
  • Reminds us of God’s past faithfulness, truths, and promises
  • Teaches us the meaning of scripture—He taught the disciples the meaning of things Jesus said during His time with them.
  • Comforts us when we need it—He knows our thoughts and feelings and how to bring us comfort and encouragement.
  • Gives us discerning of spirits
  • With our cooperation, produces good fruit in our lives—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control

The Holy Spirit is the only one who knows the deep things of God.

We need the Spirit of God to teach us and guide us. He has access to God’s wisdom.

My answers to BSF Bible study questions on  John Lesson 19 Day 3 John 14:18-20