Holy Spirit In John's Gospel

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Holy Spirit In John's Gospel

  1. 1. Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel Introduction <ul><li>Role of the Spirit in John’s Gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>Second half evidences a dramatic increase. </li></ul><ul><li>Three names for the Spirit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spirit of Truth – 14.17; 15.26; 16.13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit – 14.26; 20.22; 1.33 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>paraklētos – ‘helping presence’ 14.16, 26; 15.26; 16.7 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>Spirit is active in Jesus’ ministry (1.32-33; 3.34). </li></ul><ul><li>Does John 3.5-8 refer to the Spirit’s work in salvation? What about 4.23-24? </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit gives life (6.63). </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit cannot be given until Jesus is glorified (7.39). </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit of Truth (14.17; 15.26; 16.13). </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus will send Spirit ‘the other helping presence’ to the disciples (16.7; cf. 14.16, 26; 15.26). </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit – Jesus breathes on disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (20.22; cf. 14.26). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>What does Jesus teach about the Holy Spirit in the farewell/upper room discourse ? (John 13.31-16.33). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John 14.16-18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 14.25-26 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 15.26-27 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 16.7-15 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>Holy Spirit is a parakl ē tos (Paraclete). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Means helping presence, advocate or counselor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used of Jesus in 1 John 2.1 (our advocate in heaven). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another Paraclete of the same kind as Jesus (14.16). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuter pneuma (Spirit) used with masculine pronouns in 14.26; 15.26; 16.13, could suggest personhood but remember grammatical gender does not indicate ontological gender. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>Function of parakl ē tos in believers’ lives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He will bring to remembrance all that Jesus taught his disciples (14.26). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He will testify regarding Jesus together with his followers (15.26). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He will convict the world of sin, (un)righteousness, and judgment (16.8-11). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He will guide Jesus’ disciples in all truth and disclose what is to come (16.13). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>The Spirit of Truth (15.26; 16.13). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truthfulness as opposed to falsehood (16.7). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eschatological truth (1.17). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifiable knowledge and propositional content (8.32; 16.13). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth in practice – sanctification (17.17, 19). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth as relational fidelity (1.17; 14.6). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>The Spirit of Truth Current in Judaism ( T. Jud. 20.1-5; 1 QS 3.18). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The other helping presence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world cannot accept (1 John 3.24). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Devil (13.2; 13.27 ‘Satan’; 12.31 ‘prince of this world’; 17.15 ‘evil one’). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not equally matched dualities. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Holy Spirit in John <ul><li>The Commissioning Scene (20.21-22). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Final reference to the Spirit (20.21-22). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus’ breathing on the disciples saying ‘receive the Holy Spirit’ = symbolic promise. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other views conflict with Acts 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Greek verb enephys ēsen ‘breathed on’ rather than ‘breathed in’ (cf. Gen 2.7). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative closure 1.1 creation to 20.22 renewed creation. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 1 John <ul><li>Anointing language – 1 John 2.20, 27. </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit of Truth and Spirit of Falsehood – 1 John 4.6. </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit’s testimony through water and the blood – 1 John 5.6-8. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Jesus’ ministry is associated with the Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit continues to empower disciples in their mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit anoints believers. </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit and communal applications. </li></ul>

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