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The Spirit-Paraclete

March 20, 2016 Speaker: John Bell Series: Holy Week

Passage: John 14:15–14:17

“The Spirit-Paraclete”

John 14:15–17, 26–27; 15:26–27; 16:7–15

Point # 1 The triune God will make himself present to the disciples of Jesus by the Spirit of Truth, and he will indwell God’s people forever (14:15-17).

Point # 2 The Spirit-Paraclete will testify to Jesus (15:26–27).

Point # 3 The Spirit-Paraclete will teach the disciples about Jesus (14:26; 16:12–15).

Point # 4 The Spirit-Paraclete , will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment. He does so because Jesus is returning to the Father and no longer exercises that role himself (16:7–11).*

* My understanding of this text and some of what I say in my sermon owes a debt to The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14–17, by Don Carson.