Jesus says farewell – Part One (John 14-17)

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be looking at Jesus’ last words, recorded in John 14-17. It’s known as his ‘farewell speech’, given to his disciples just before he was arrested. It’s significant, because Jesus knew he didn’t have much time left. He wanted to prepare his disciples for what was coming: not… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part One (John 14-17)

Jesus says farewell – Part Two (John 14:1-6)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. Yesterday, we looked at the overall theme of the speech: don’t worry, but trust Jesus – who is God’s authorised representative. Today, Jesus starts to fill out what that means. Jesus gives access to the Father Straight after reassuring them not to worry, but… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Two (John 14:1-6)

Jesus says farewell – Part Four (John 14:12-14)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. So far, we’ve seen that Jesus is God’s authorised representative. He alone gives access to the Father, and is the only one qualified to make the Father known. Today, we focus on our role… We are also God’s authorised representatives! Believe it or not, Jesus tells… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Four (John 14:12-14)

Jesus says farewell – Part Five (John 14:15)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. Last week, we saw how both we and Jesus’ disciples are not to worry, but to trust in Jesus. Why? Because he’s God’s authorised representative, who alone gives access to the Father. This week, we’re given another reason not to worry – because Jesus… Continue reading Jesus says farewell – Part Five (John 14:15)

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)

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)