In John 16:1-15, Jesus prepares us for His return to heaven and the work that the Holy Spirit will do once Christ leaves. He has a mission for the unbelieving world and a separate mission for the believing church.
Jesus is sending His people out to bear witness of the Good News. But He wants to prepare us for the fact that we won’t always get a good reception. How do we keep going in our witness when we know we won’t get heard.
From John 15:12-17, Pastor Tim leads us through our high status in Christ and our higher responsibility because of that calling.
From John 15:1-11, Daryl leads us through the story of God working within our lives.
From John 14:25-31, Mark unpacks how it is that Jesus gives peace to us even though He is departing for heaven.
From John 14:15-26, Jesus teaches on the help His Spirit provides so that we can love Jesus unto obedience. The result is that we will experience the presence of God in our lives.
From John 14:1-14 Jesus teaches us what we have because we are in a friendship with God because of Jesus Christ. We have the promise of sharing heaven with God, we have truth and life through Jesus, we share in the unity that the Godhead enjoys, and we have empowered work and prayers.
Our text is John 13:36-38. In this passage, Jesus foretells Peter’s public denial. Have you ever felt shame from having denied Jesus when pressured by others? Jesus helps Peter and us overcome that guilt, shame, and fear in this brief passage.
In John 13:31-35, Jesus teaches us to love one another. This much you already know. But what is so interesting is that this command is sandwiched within His preparation for the cross. He washes the disciples feet, a symbol of His blood washing away our sin completely. He warns them of the betrayal and His death. Then this command. Then next week…
In this passage, Jesus prepares His followers for the betrayal. Judas’ betrayal of Jesus to the religious leaders is common knowledge to us today. To the Twelve, Judas was one of the least likely candidates. Even after Jesus told them in this passage, they still couldn’t imagine that it would be Judas. We are going to talk about how betrayal as a…