Lesson No. 493
Book of John, Chapter 16
"...But Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World."

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1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. Jesus teaches about the Holy Spirit 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Jesus teaches about using his name in prayer 17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. 19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Lesson No. 493  "...But Be of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome the World."

 John Chapter 16                                                          12/21/2019

1)  What Jesus tells his disciples in the first four verses is tough to take, what does He tell them and why will this happen?  (Hint: verses 1-4)

2)  Jesus tells them that He must leave and it will upset them, but then He tells them why He must leave.  What is the reason?  (Hint: verses 5-7)

3)  What are the three things the Holy Spirit will do?  (Hint: verse 8)  Reprove means to rebuke or express disapproval of.  What does this mean?  (Hint: verses 9-11)

4)  Jesus tells them that He has told them all that they can handle right now (verse 12) but what or who will help them with what He did not tell them?  (Hint: verse 13).

5)  Jesus did the will of the Father while He was on the earth; similarly what will the Holy Spirit do?  (Hint: verses 14-15)  Jesus is setting up His kingdom on earth!

6)  The disciples are still confused about verses 16-18.  What does Jesus tell them and what example does He give?  (Hint: verse 19-22)  Good example because Jesus was giving 'birth' to God 'in us'!

7)  Jesus tells them that the Holy Spirit will tell them stuff so they don't have to ask, and yet whatever they ask in His name the Father will give them, verses 23-24.  He says we don't have because we don't ask for what God wants to give us.  But what are we suppose to ask for?  What does God care about?

8)  Jesus then tells them that the day of teaching in parables is done (verse 25) and then says something about NOT taking their prayers to the Father for us in verse 26.  What does this mean?  (note- what happens to the temple veil?)

9)  Jesus tells them why the Father loves them (disciples) so.  What is the reason?  (Hint: verses 27-28)

10)  The disciples are glad for that, but what does Jesus tell them after they say they now believe Him?  (Hint: verse 29-32)  Crucifixion....  Why does He tell them and us these things?  For our 'peace'.  Good 'cheer'.  He overcame!

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