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In 2007 the congregation read through "The Message" New Testament by Eugene Peterson. This lesson is taken from the assigned reading from Mar 18-24

In 2007 the congregation read through "The Message" New Testament by Eugene Peterson. This lesson is taken from the assigned reading from Mar 18-24

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    • The Root Command: Love One Another
      • John 15:9-17 MSG “I've loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you'll remain intimately at home in my love. That's what I've done--kept my Father's commands and made myself at home in his love.
    • Love One Another
      • 11 “I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. 12 This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you.
    • Love One Another
      • 13 This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. 14 You are my friends when you do the things I command you. 15 I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father.
    • Love One Another
      • 16 “You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.
      • 17 “But remember the root command: Love one another .
    • Persecution Predicted
      • John 16:1-33 MSG “I've told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead.
      • Excommunicate you. The first persecutions were Jewish. (PNT)
    • Persecution Predicted
      • 2 They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he's doing God a favor.
      • Even so Saul of Tarsus thought while persecuting the saints. Fanaticism has always held the slaughter of those who are deemed heretics to be praiseworthy. (PNT)
    • Persecution Predicted
      • 3 They will do these things because they never really understood the Father.
      • Ignorance of the benevolence of God, and of the philanthropy of Christ, is the grand fountain whence all religious persecution and intolerance proceed. (Clark)
    • Persecution Predicted
      • 4 I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you'll be well-warned and ready for them.
    • The Friend Will Come
      • "I didn't tell you this earlier because I was with you every day.
      • He had made his instructions as they were prepared to receive them, lesson by lesson. (PNT)
    • The Friend Will Come
      • 5 But now I am on my way to the One who sent me. Not one of you has asked, 'Where are you going?' 6 Instead, the longer I've talked, the sadder you've become.
    • The Friend Will Come
      • To the Father, by way of the Cross, the Sepulcher, the Resurrection and the Ascension.
      • Not one of you has asked, 'Where are you going? They had asked this question, but in the stupefaction of their sorrow they had ceased to ask. (PNT)
    • The Promise of The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 7 So let me say it again, this truth: It's better for you that I leave. If I don't leave, the Friend won't come. But if I go, I'll send him to you.
      • What seemed then a crushing sorrow was a real blessing. His mission could never be accomplished unless he went away.
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • If I don't leave, the Friend won't come. While Christ was present in person, in bodily form, the Holy Spirit, the representative of the Godhead, could not come. Christ, as King, must send him, and on the day of Pentecost Peter declared, "He hath shed forth the things ye do see and hear."
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 8 “When he comes, he'll expose the error of the godless world's view of sin, righteousness, and judgment:
      • 9 He’ll show them that their refusal to believe in me is their basic sin
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 10 that righteousness comes from above, where I am with the Father, out of their sight and control; 11 that judgment takes place as the ruler of this godless world is brought to trial and convicted.
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • This is one of the passages most pregnant with thought in the profound discourses of Christ; with a few great strokes depicting all and every part of the ministry of the Holy Ghost in the world - His operation with reference to individuals as well as the mass, on believers and unbelievers alike [Olshausen].
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • As all sin has its root in unbelief, so the most aggravated form of unbelief is the rejection of Christ. The Spirit, however, in fastening this truth upon the conscience, does not extinguish, but, on the contrary, does consummate and intensify, the sense of all other sins. (JFB)
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 12 “I still have many things to tell you, but you can't handle them now.
      • In illustration of these three points, Christ had many things to say; but he found that his disciples could only bear general truths;
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • yet, in saying what he did, he sowed the seeds of the whole system of theological knowledge, and heavenly wisdom, which the Holy Spirit of this truth afterwards watered and ripened into a glorious harvest of light and salvation, by the ministry of the apostles.
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • Dr. Lightfoot supposes that the things which the apostles could not bear now were such as these:
      • 1. The institution of the Christian Sabbath, and the abolition of the Jewish.
      • 2. The rejection of the whole Jewish nation, at the very time in which they expected to be set up and established for ever.
      • 3. The entire change of the whole Mosaic dispensation, and the bringing the Gentiles into the Church of God. (Clark)
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 13 But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. - He will consider your feeble infant state; and, as a father leads his child by the hand, so will the Holy Spirit lead and guide you.
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • He won't draw attention to himself, - He shall teach nothing contrary to what I have taught you:
      • but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said.
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • He will fully explain every thing that may now appear dark or difficult to you; will give you such a knowledge of futurity as shall, in all necessary cases, enable you to foretell future events; and shall supply every requisite truth, in order to make the new covenant revelation complete and perfect. (Clark)
    • The Holy Spirit and His Office
      • 14 He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. 15 Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I've said, 'He takes from me and delivers to you.'
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • 16 “In a day or so you're not going to see me, but then in another day or so you will see me."
      • 17 That stirred up a hornet's nest of questions among the disciples: "What's he talking about: 'In a day or so you're not going to see me, but then in another day or so you will see me‘?
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • And, 'Because I'm on my way to the Father'? 18 What is this 'day or so'? We don't know what he's talking about."
      • On the morrow he would die, be buried, and for "a little while" they would not see him; then he would rise, and for another "little while," a space of forty days before "he went to his Father," they would see him while he remained on the earth.
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • When he ascended to his Father, they, in a spiritual sense, would "see him coming in the kingdom of God." (PNT) they knew his words, but not his meaning. (Gill)
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • 19 Jesus knew they were dying to ask him what he meant,
      • This is a proof of Christ's deity, that he is the omniscient God who knows all things, what is in man, even the secrets of the heart; for he not only knew the whisperings of the disciples, and their inquiries among themselves about the sense of his words, but also their secret desires to ask him concerning it:
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • so he said, "Are you trying to figure out among yourselves what I meant when I said, 'In a day or so you're not going to see me, but then in another day or so you will see me'? which he said before they could put the question to him, they being bashful, and backward, through fear or shame;
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • and which not only confirms what is before observed of his omniscience, but also shows his readiness to open his mind and meaning, and explain himself to his disciples, as he does in the following words. (Gill)
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • 20 Then fix this firmly in your minds: You're going to be in deep mourning while the godless world throws a party. You'll be sad, very sad, but your sadness will develop into gladness.
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • How sad were the broken-hearted disciples, as they wept at the tomb! At the same time their enemies were gloating over their triumph. Soon all was changed, for your sorrow but your sadness will develop into gladness .
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • The glad news came, "The Lord is risen!" Then they heard that "all power was his," saw him ascend into heaven, and "returned to Jerusalem with great joy." (PNT)
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • 21 “When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there's no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain.
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • 22 The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar. When I see you again, you'll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you. 23 You’ll no longer be so full of questions.
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • Now our Lord, by this instance, illustrates the sorrow his disciples should have by his departure, and the joy that they should be possessed of upon his return to them; that as the pains of a woman in travail are very sharp and severe, and the distress of her mind,
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • about the issue of things respecting herself and offspring, is very great, so would be the grief and trouble of the disciples on account of the death of their Lord and master: but as when a woman is safely delivered of a man child, she is so filled with joy,
    • Christ's Departure and Return
      • that her sorrow is remembered no more so should it be with them, when Christ should appear to them; all their trouble, concern, anxiety of mind, and fears, that attended them, would all vanish away, and they be distressed with them no more. (Gill)
    • Encouragement to Prayer
      • "This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I've revealed to you. 24 Ask in my name, according to my will, and he'll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!
    • Encouragement to Prayer
      • Ye shall then be led, by that Spirit which guides into all truth, to consider me in the character of Mediator in the kingdom of God, and to address your prayers to the Father in my name - in the name of Jesus the Savior, because I have died to redeem you - in the name of Christ the Anointer, because I have ascended to send down the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Clarke)
    • Encouragement to Prayer
      • 25 “I've used figures of speech in telling you these things. Soon I'll drop the figures and tell you about the Father in plain language. 26 Then you can make your requests directly to him in relation to this life I've revealed to you. I won't continue making requests of the Father on your behalf.
    • Encouragement to Prayer
      • 27 I won't need to. Because you've gone out on a limb, committed yourselves to love and trust in me, believing I came directly from the Father, the Father loves you directly.
    • Overcoming the World
      • 28 First, I left the Father and arrived in the world; now I leave the world and travel to the Father."
      • 29 His disciples said, "Finally! You're giving it to us straight, in plain talk--no more figures of speech
    • Overcoming the World
      • 30 Now we know that you know everything--it all comes together in you. You won't have to put up with our questions anymore. We're convinced you came from God."
      • 31 Jesus answered them, "Do you finally believe?
    • Overcoming the World
      • 32 In fact, you're about to make a run for it--saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I'm not abandoned. The Father is with me.
    • Overcoming the World
      • 33 I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world."