John Lesson 21 Day 2

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John Lesson 21 Day 2

Jesus promises to send the Helper.

John 15:26–16:7

3. a. John 15:26-27 Holy Spirit

Advocate, Helper

In John 14:16 Jesus said before that he would send a Helper. He knew the disciples needed the presence and power of Holy Spirit to face opposition from the world

Spirit of truth—

He will continue the teaching work of Jesus (John 14:26).

“Everything the Holy Spirit does is consistent with the testimony of the nature of Jesus. His job is to tell us, and to show us, who Jesus is. If spiritual things happen that are not consistent with the nature of Jesus, it isn’t the Holy Spirit doing it. He is the One who will testify of Jesus in all that He does.” (Guzik)

Holy Spirit, the helper and spirit of truth assists and empowers his disciples to “bear witness of who Jesus is and what he did to rescue the world.” (Enduring Word)

b. Unity within the Trinity or Tri-unity of God.

Jesus says he will send the Helper/Spirit of Truth from the Father. (NKJV)

“Proceeds from the Father” (ESV), “goes out from the Father” (NIV)

The Father, Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit, the three persons of the Godhead, are one in purpose and action.

4. a. John 16:1-4 persecution

  • The disciples will be forced out of the synagogues because of Jesus.
  • Whoever kills you will think they are doing God’s work.
  • Luke 21:17 says, “You will be hated by all men.”
  • They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.

“What a statement! Those who persecute true believers testify to all who have ears to hear and eyes to see that they are not true Christians.” ( Living Commentary)

b. Preparation for persecution

Jesus assured his followers that his words would comfort them after he was no longer among them physically. We can read and remember Jesus’ words to his disciples and allow them to comfort and instruct us.

As we abide in Jesus, the true vine, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard [our] hearts and [our] minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 ESV

We should also remember and receive the Holy Spirit who came just like Jesus promised. He said that Holy Spirit’s comfort would be even better than his [Jesus’] physical presence because Holy Spirit will be within us. (John 14:17 and John 16:7)

c. Jesus’ heart for us.

Jesus acknowledged that the news he shared about his future and their futures caused sorrow to fill their hearts. He warned them and us because he cares.

5. a. Jesus encourages his disciples

John 16:5-7

Until Jesus leaves them and returns to the Father, the Helper will not come to them. “But if I go, I will send him to you.”

“Nevertheless [NKJV] means despite all of that: This word meant a challenge to their sorrow and even their unbelief.” (

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth,” “because he wanted them to make a concerted effort to trust Him at this point. Jesus knew this was difficult to believe.” (Guzik)

He said, “it is to your advantage that I go away.” . . .”implies that the dispensation of the Spirit is a more blessed manifestation of God than was even the bodily presence of the risen Saviour.” (Alford)

My answers to BSF study questions on John Lesson 21 Day 2 ~ John 15:26-16:7