The Witness of the Holy Spirit (John 16:1-24)
“The hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.” Why would people believe they were performing service to God by killing Jesus’ disciples? Can you think of examples where that prophecy was fulfilled?
Why would sorrow fill the disciples’ heart at the thought of Jesus’ going away? How much should we desire to be with Jesus? Will joy fill our hearts when Jesus comes again?
Why did Jesus need to go away for the Helper to come?
Why does the Helper convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment? How does the Helper do so? Does he convict the world differently now than he did in the first century? How could the Helper guide the disciples into all truth?
How could the disciples not know what Jesus was saying?
Wonder why the disciples didn’t ask Jesus directly what he was saying?
Why would the world rejoice while the disciples wept and lamented?
How would the sorrow of the disciples be turned into joy?
Why would no one be able to take the disciples’ joy from them?
Why is it important to pray in Jesus’ name? What does it really mean to pray in Jesus’ name? How do we pray in Jesus’ name?