Jesus says farewell – Part Thirteen (John 16)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17.  Two weeks ago (in John chapter 14) we encountered the first significant block of teaching Jesus gives on the Holy Spirit – the advocate whom he would send in his place once he had gone. The fact that Jesus described him as “another paraclete” told… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Thirteen (John 16)

Jesus says farewell – Part Twelve (John 15)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. This week is all about friendship with Jesus. We’ve seen how friendship with Jesus was friendship of the highest order, in that he was prepared to lay down his life for us, his friends. The response to this act of friendship ought to be… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Twelve (John 15)

Jesus says farewell – Part Eleven (John 15)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. This week is all about friendship with Jesus. We’ve seen how friendship with Jesus was friendship of the highest order, in that he was prepared to lay down his life for us, his friends. The response to this act of friendship ought to be… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Eleven (John 15)

Jesus says farewell – Part Nine (John 15)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. Having spoken of himself as God’s authorised agent (14:1-14) and introduced the Holy Spirit who would continue his role (14:15-26), Jesus now talks about what it means to be his “friend” – which is our focus this week.    Friends with Jesus We were made… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Nine (John 15)

Jesus says farewell – Part Eight (John 14:25-26)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. So far, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to those who love him and obey his teaching. The Spirit will be like Jesus – another advocate/counsellor who is God’s presence, with us and in us. But what’s the point of this presence? We now look at one of the most important… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Eight (John 14:25-26)

Jesus says farewell – Part Seven (John 14:23-24)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. So far, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to those who love him and obey his teaching. The Spirit will be like Jesus – another advocate/counsellor who is God’s presence, alongside us and fighting for us. What’s more, the Spirit dwells in us… The Spirit… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Seven (John 14:23-24)