Posted by: Chris Avery | July 28, 2008

John 15:18-17:26

I read this last night and there were multiple parts that reached me.

 

Disciples’ Relation to the World

 18“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

 19“If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

 20“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master ‘ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

 21“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

 22“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

 23“He who hates Me hates My Father also.

 24“If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.

 25“But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’

 26“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,

 27and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 16

Jesus’ Warning

 1“These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.

 2“They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

 3“These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

 4“But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised

 5“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’

 6“But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

 7“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

 8“And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me;

 10and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;

 11and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

 12“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

 13“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

 14“He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.

 15“All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold

 16“A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.”

 17Some of His disciples then said to one another, “What is this thing He is telling us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?”

 18So they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.”

 19Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?

 20“Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.

 21“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

 22“Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

 23“In that day you will not question Me about anything Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

 24“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.

 25“These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.

 26“In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;

 27for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

 28“I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father.”

 29His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.

 30“Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God.”

 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?

 32“Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

 33“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 17

The High Priestly Prayer

 1Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,

 2even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life.

 3“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

 4“I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

 5“Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

 6“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

 7“Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You;

 8for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me.

 9“I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;

 10and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.

 11“I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.

 12“While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.

The Disciples in the World

 13“But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.

 14“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

 15“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.

 16“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

 17“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

 18“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

 19“For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

 20“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;

 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

Their Future Glory

 22“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;

 23I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

 24“Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

 25“O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;

 26and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

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