The Empowering Presence

January 19, 2020
Pastor Andrew Huang
John 14:15-24

Context: Jesus is having one last meal with his closest friends. Knowing that his life is coming to an end, He gives them one last teaching.

 

 

(v.15) Why do you think it’s necessary for Jesus to say - if you love me you will obey my commands? Is it possible to love and not obey? Is it possible to obey and not love?

 

 

(v.16) How do you respond to Jesus when he says (on your behalf): I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper. Do you feel the need for a helper?

 

 

How does the giving of the Holy Spirit relate to loving and obeying Jesus?

 

 

Based on this passage what does the Holy Spirit do? How does he help?

 

 

(v.22-24) Lastly, how does Jesus answer Judas‘ (not Iscariot) question about engaging the rest of the world?

 

 

How does this teaching personally apply to you? How does it apply to us as a community?