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John 16 - NIV

1 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.

2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.

3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.

4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,

5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’

6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.

7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

9 about sin, because people do not believe in me;

10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

The Disciples’ Grief Will Turn to Joy

16 Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’ ?”

18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’ ? We don’t understand what he is saying.”

19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’?

20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.

26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.

30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied.

32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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Opposition and the work of the Spirit
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2017
Summary: It's Jesus' final evening with his disciples, empty dishes are on the table, feet have been washed, and one of them has gone. But two things have kept recurring in Jesus' conversation. He's leaving. And they must remain connected to the Holy Spirit.
Series: Book of John
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Hope for the Future
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2017
Summary: Jesus gives his disciples hope. A sure, certain promise for the future. He’s telling them that their pain will turn to joy.
Series: Book of John
Scripture: John 16:16-33
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 26
Brian Bill avatar
Engage with the Holy Spirit
Shared by: Brian Bill on Oct, 2016
Summary: Having the Holy Spirit within you is better than having Jesus beside you.
Series: Engage
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"Praying...Not Preying! [Part One]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: “Prayer without expectancy is unbelief in disguise” “Our Daily Bread” October 1, 2008 – Matthew 7:11
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From grief to joy with Christ
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2016
Summary: What are you trying to do on your own that you cannot overcome? Jesus has given us a promise that we should not worry, but take heart, He has already overcome the world. Will we submit to Him and allow our faith to rest in His abilities?
Series: John
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The Work of the Spirit
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2016
Summary: If we will listen, we will hear, and we too will know the things of God because Jesus has sent us the Holy Spirit! We are not alone, and we should never feel like we are.
Series: John
Scripture: John 15:26-16:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 348
Dennis Lee avatar
When Terror Strikes
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Sep, 2016
Summary: Today's sermon takes it's cue from the terrorist event of 9-11. It looks at what we as believers are to take away from this event to live fruitful and effective lives. We'll look at our need then to trust in God, His purposes and promises.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 16:33
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 153
Edward Hardee avatar
Work of the Holy Spirit - Overcoming
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Aug, 2016
Summary: Helping us understand what the work of the Holy Spirit is.
Scripture: John 16:7-11
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 370
Christopher Benfield avatar
Confidence within the Chaos
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jul, 2016
Summary: Life is filled with uncertainty. In fact, life can be chaotic at times. It is easy to lose focus and stumble among the chaos. Fortunately, we do not have to succumb to the uncertainties; we can overcome in Christ.
Scripture: John 16:32-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 482
John Gullick avatar
The best navigator
Shared by: John Gullick on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon about letting God navigate your life
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How the Holy Spirit Guides
Shared by: I. G. Spong on May, 2016
Summary: How do we discern the Holy Spirit's guidance?
Scripture: John 16:12-15
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 172
Richard Schwedes avatar
Being Church - with the perfect team
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on May, 2016
Summary: On Trinity Sunday we explore what it means to be church, with the perfect team, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 131
Ernie Arnold avatar
Growing via the Holy Spirit
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus shares how the Holy Spirit will teach us and help us grow! 1. Jesus shares that there is much more to learn and grow -v. 12 2. Jesus shares that learning and growth is only possible through His Holy Spirit v. 13 - 15
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Scripture: John 16:12-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 280
Ron Tuit avatar
“Contrasts to Come”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus continues his walk toward Gethsemane and shares with the Disciples some of the contrasts which they would experience in the near future.
Scripture: John 16:16-33
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 272
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Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus reveals more of the Holy Spirit and the work which the Holy Spirit would do through the disciples in the new revelation of the New Testament.
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The Prosecution’s Case
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus introduces some of the work of the Holy Spirit as "prosecutor". The Holy Spirit would convince and convict God's chosen of their sin and His Righteousness, in order to avoid the judgment of sin and satan.
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Shared by: Ron Tuit on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jesus tells of the Holy Spirit's testimony and witness about Jesus and the fact that true disciples will also testify and witness about Him. He forewarns disciples of imminent danger and persecution after He is gone.
Archie Norman avatar
The Outrageous Joy of the Resurrection
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: dealing with emojis
Scripture: John 16:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 70
Troy Campbell avatar
Two Ways to Use the Name
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: There is power in the Name of Jesus
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 16:23-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 433
John Gaston avatar
The Holy Spirit our Personal Trainer
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2016
Summary: Gyms have “personal trainers” to help patrons get the maximum benefit out of using the gym equipment.Christianity too has a personal trainer to help Christians be conformed to the image of Jesus -- The Holy Spirit!
Scripture: John 16:13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 273
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
God's Joy Also Comes in the Morning
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Feb, 2016
Summary: This is a message given at the anniversary service of an inner-city church in Toronto, Canada.
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All Things Work Together For Good - Homily
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: Romans 8: 28-30 shares with us at least two truths: Our bad things, which are bad things, work together for good, AND Our good things cannot be lost. Shortened version of "All Things - Work Together For Good / Predestined To Be Transformed " July 2014.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Am I forever trapped?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan, 2016
Summary: Do you live in the right house? Is everyone right? Are you correctable? Who will take ownership for where you are?
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Holy Spirit / The Miracle Within
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Holy Spirit, the Miracle within guides us to be a miracle without. This is based off of my 2010 Message "Holy Spirit - The Miracle Within" with different Illustrations.
Mark Aarssen avatar
The Prince of Peace
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Dec, 2015
Summary: Our society has hijacked Christmas from all of us over the years turning it into one of the biggest commercial events ever. We have to stop this attack on our sacred holiday and tell the world sorry – Christmas is about The Prince of Peace.
Paul Basehore avatar
The Truth about Christmas Carols
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Dec, 2015
Summary: Jesus is the reason for the season, and because of that everything about this season can point back to Him in some way.
Trae Durden avatar
The Holy Spirit
Shared by: Trae Durden on Oct, 2015
Summary: A discussion of the Holy Spirit, His work and function.
Dean Courtier avatar
The Supernatural Stream of God’s Peace & Rest
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2015
Summary: Can we experience perfect peace? Jesus tells us in John 16:33 “Have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: John 16:33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,090
Archie Norman avatar
The Advantage
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jul, 2015
Summary: 7 Constant Reminders
Scripture: John 16:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 786
Craig Condon avatar
The Heavenly Trio
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Trinity is a mystery, but this does not mean a riddle. Instead, the Trinity is a reality above our human comprehension that we may begin to grasp, but ultimately must know through worship, symbol and faith.
Scripture: John 16:12-15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 370