Contributed on Jan 11, 2010
Jesus assures His followers that He would not leave them alone, but would send His substitute, the third member of the God-head. The Holy Spirit came to empower the church for life and witness
JOHN 16:7-11 THE [CONVICTING] MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [1 John 4: 1-6] There was much disappointment among the Apostles when Jesus disclosed that He must return to the Father. Jesus’ great work of redemption required His death so that through His resurrection from the dead death ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2010
Having just taught on the Spirit's work to reach the world, Jesus now speaks of the Spirit's influence within the church. The Paraclete not only convicts the world, He also enlightens believers in the truth of Christ.
JOHN 16: 12-15 OUR GUIDE INTO ALL TRUTH [Matthew 11:25-30] A young mother requested her husband to take their two-year old baby out for a walk. The husband was busy with a project, but with a deep sigh, he got the baby carriage and started walking around the block in the hot sun. ...read more