Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes – 3/10/2019
Comfort for Those Who Believe, Part 1John 14:7-20

Introduction

Jesus is teaching His disciples during His last _______________ after Judas has left

Jesus has warned the disciples for months of His coming crucifixion & departure which has _________them

Jesus offers ___________based on believing in Him and His promises to prepare a place and return for them

How to Know the FatherJohn 14:7-11

Knowing Jesus is Knowing the FatherJohn 14:7-9

Having an _______________knowledge of Jesus will result in the same kind of relationship with the Father

Philip is confused, but his desire to know the Father and that it would be enough is to be ___________

Jesus replies to Philip specifically, but then addresses _________ of them

They have been with Jesus a long time, but He gives 2 reasons to ______that to see Him is to see the Father

Believe Because of His WordsJohn 14:10

The things Jesus has said prove that He reveals the ____________ who abides in Him

Jesus had taught this about His teaching __________: John 3:32; 7:16; 8:28, 40; John 12:49

Everything Jesus said was in reality communication _________ God the Father

God has also communicated to us through the _______(Eph. 2:20; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 3:2; Jude 1:17)

What Jesus said always ___________what was already known of God – false teachers will contradict

Jesus’ disciples and His ________recognized Jesus’ teaching was not human (John 6:68; Matt. 7:49, 22:16)

Believe Because of His WorksJohn 14:11

Jesus had taught that His works were ___________to the Father in Him before: John 5:19, 36; 10:25, 37-38

It was not just the ________themselves for Satan and false teachers are deceptive – 2 Thess. 2:9; Matt. 24:24

It was the type and ____________of Jesus’ miracles – John 3:2; 7:31; 9:1-38

Jesus’ words & works prove His ____________those who have seen Him have seen the Father

The Father Works Through the Son & His People John 14:12-15

The ability to be used by God is based in the Father working through the ____& that person’s belief in Jesus

Believers do not do the work on their own – It is __________at work in and through you

Jesus is the model of what His disciples will accomplish in greater scope and __________ – not miracles

Jesus’ preaching is to the Jews with some exception while His disciples went to ________parts of the earth

The “greater works” they would do was because Jesus was with the Father as their ___________(Heb. 7:25)

Praying in “Jesus’ name” (verse 14) does not ___________God

Context – verse 13: Jesus will only do that in which “the Father may be _____________in the Son.”

Context – verse 15: Those that love Jesus will keep His ______________

To pray in “Jesus’ name” is to pray in agreement with His character and ___________

Using the phrase, “in Jesus’ name,” as an incantation is practicing a form of __________

The Spirit ______________without words when we cannot pray as we should – Romans 8:26-27

Proper prayer seeks God’s ____and is according to it (1 John 5:14-15), without selfish desires (James 4:2-3)

The Coming of the Spirit John 14:16-17

The Holy Spirit is true and leads people to ________and comes from the Father sent at the Son’s request

The Holy Spirit is full ___________, the third person of the eternal triune Godhead

He is sent as another (a[lloò / allos) helper of the _______________as Jesus

He is the helper, paravklhatoV / parakl tos, who comes _____________to assist

The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, is only available to those that will follow _________, who is the truth.

Conclusions

Jesus comforted His disciples concerning His soon departure

* They could believe / trust Him as they did the Father for the Father was in Him

* Jesus was going away to prepare a place for them and would come again to get them and take them there

* Jesus’ words and works proved His relationship with the Father

* Jesus would intercede with the Father for them, so they could __________ with confidence

* Jesus would send the Holy Spirit to help them

Our ___________is found in these same truths and promises.

KIDS KORNER
Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives. Here is some help. Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the sermon. Explain your picture(s) to your parents at lunch. Older Children – Do one or more of the following: Count how many times God is referred to as “Father.” 2) Talk with your parents about what your relationship with the Father is like.

THINK ABOUT IT!
Questions to consider in discussing the sermon with others. What was Jesus’ major purpose in His discourse in John 14? How was He trying to comfort the disciples? What did Jesus mean that if they had known Him they would know the Father? Why did this confuse Philip? How do Jesus’ words show that He is in the Father and the Father in Him? How do Jesus works prove that? What “greater works” will those who believe in Jesus do? Why will they be able to do those greater works? What restrictions are there in prayer? What does it mean to pray “in Jesus’ name”? What is the error of the “Word Faith” theology concerning prayer? What does loving Jesus and obeying Him have to do with prayer? What is the origin of the Holy Spirit come from? Why is he called the Spirit of Truth, and what does that mean? What is His nature? What will He do? What does it mean that He is “another Helper”?