JOHN 16

5 Outlines

 

John 16:1-14

WONDERFUL WORDS FOR WOUNDED WORKERS

 

The disciples were hurting because Jesus was going to leave them. These

words given by Jesus were designed to encourage them. When we are hurting,

the place to go is God's Word for encouragement.

 

THE PURPOSE OF JESUS' WORDS - Vss. 1, 4

 

THE PROMISE OF PERSECUTION - Vss. 2-3

 

THE PREOCCUPATION OF THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 5-6

 

THE PROVISION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - Vss. 7-14

The Comforting Spirit - Vs. 7

 

The Convicting Spirit - Vss. 8-11

 

The Guiding Spirit - Vss. 12-13

 

The Glorifying Spirit - Vs. 14

 

 

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John 16:1-15

WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH

 

There will always be tough times for Christians. In this passage we are assured of the help of the Holy Spirit of God.

 

PERILOUS TIMES - Vss. 1-6

Jesus promises that there will be times of persecution for Christians.

 

PRECIOUS GIFT - Vs. 7

Jesus would leave, but promised the ministry of the Comforter.

 

POWERFUL CONVICTION - Vss. 8-11

It is the Holy Spirit who convicts people of sin, righteousness and judgment.

 

PRACTICAL HELP - Vss. 12-15

It is also the Holy Spirit who guides us into all truth.

 

 

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John 16:7-14

WHAT DOES HE DO?

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES (TO EVERY BELIEVER) Vs. 7

THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS Vss. 8-11

THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES Vss. 12-13

THE HOLY SPIRIT GLORIFIES Vss. 14-15

 

 

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John 16:7-14

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK

 

INTRODUCTION - Vs. 7 - The Lord Jesus had to leave, so The Holy Spirit would indwell the believers. He is the one who sent the Holy Spirit.

 

THE EXCEPTIONAL CONVICTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Vss. 8-11

THE EXPECTED INSTRUCTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Vss. 12-13

THE EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Vs. 14

 

 

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John 16:24, 33

A TRIO OF BLESSINGS

 

John 16:24 - "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."

 

John 16:33 - "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."

 

The Upper Room was the place Jesus met with His disciples the night before His death. Although Jesus gave many encouraging promises and the Lord's Supper was instituted, there was still much sorrow in the Upper Room.

 

Jesus informed the disciples that someone would betray Him. John 13:21

Jesus informed Peter that Peter would deny Him that night. John 13:38

Jesus informed the disciples that they would be persecuted. John 15:20-21

Jesus announced that He was leaving them, thus filling them with sorrow. John 16:5-6

 

At the end of what we call the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus shares some very encouraging words.

I believe that He gives the disciples and us a trio of blessings.

 

1. JOY THROUGH ANSWERED PRAYER - Vs. 24

Jesus wants us to have joy! Philippians 4:4

In spite of times of sorrow, disappointment, and hurt, Jesus wants us to have His joy. One of the ways we have joy is when God answers our prayers.

We are to ask in Jesus' name. This is like filling in a blank check with His name on it. It is like being placed in charge of a person's business affairs and given authority to spend the person's money.

 

However, when we ask in His name we are only to ask for things that Jesus would approve. We are not to pray selfish or vindictive prayers. What can we ask for in Jesus' name? We can ask for anything that is God's will. 1 John 5:14-15

 

We ask for the salvation of souls.

We can ask for wisdom.

We can ask for Christian growth for our family our friends our church and ourselves.

We can ask for healing.

We can ask for physical needs for others and ourselves.

We can for strength, comfort and peace.

We can ask for the resolution of problems.

 

2. PEACE THROUGH CHRIST - Vs. 33a

Jesus spoke the things found in John 13-16 so they and us would have peace.

 

We have peace because of the love between Christians. John 13:34-35

We have peace because Jesus is coming again. John 14:1-3

We have peace because of the work of the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-18, 27

We have peace because abiding in Christ. John 15:1-7

We have peace because of friendship with Christ. John 15:13-15

We have peace because of answered prayer. John 15:16

 

3. COURAGE THROUGH CHRIST'S VICTORY - Vs. 33b

We will have tribulation in this world.

The tribulation of being unloved and/or misunderstood

The tribulation of physical suffering

The tribulation of loneliness

The tribulation of persecution

(There are other tribulations that you might want to name.)

 

Tribulation is inescapable. Jesus promised it!

But Jesus also told us to take courage or "Be of good cheer" because He has overcome the world!

1 John 4:4

The power of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is inside us!

He is greater than our greatest problems.

He is greater than our greatest enemies.

He is greater than our greatest worries.

 

 

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John 16:33

COUNT ON THEM

 

As we abide in Christ, we can count on these three things:

 

PEACE - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.

 

PERSECUTION - In the world ye shall have tribulation:

 

POWER AND PREEMINENCE - but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 

 

 

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