Pursue peace with everyone and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14, NRSV)
John 16, Jesus Promises Peace
And how were the disciples going to make any impact on the world plunged into deepest darkness, when even after following Jesus night and day for three years, struggled to really understand His teaching?
Gospel of John: Schlomo
It is well-being. It is health of the body, health of the mind, it is safety and security, it is prosperity, it is wholeness and completeness. For prosperity is knowing you are rich in blessing, that the Lord shall supply all your needs. For wholeness is being made complete in Christ.”
Gospel of John: Inner Peace
Jesus already has victory in every area of our lives, and is saying this very thing to you and me today. We need only realize the truth, with Jesus, and claim that victory for ourselves.
Gospel of John: Metaphor to Reality
This is the deepest purpose of Bible study and prayer – to come to know and experience God’s love for us, Father, Son and Spirit, and to share God’s love with each other. The transformation of the Holy Spirit begins and ends here, in God’s love.
Gospel of John: Promise of Joy
It is not the Lord’s way to substitute something else to relieve pain. Instead, God uses what is already there, but transforms it.
Gospel of John: Penalty, Power, Presence
It is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict hearts and reveal truth to minds. Our work is to love.
Gospel of John: The Ruler of this World
God’s mighty deliverance of the world through the cross held echoes of the ancient contest God entered into with the powerful gods of Egypt.
Gospel of John: Three Concerns
This is good news for humankind, for we have been trying to appease angry gods for all of our recorded history.
Gospel of John: Rumpelstiltskin
How in the world might Rumpelstiltskin be -at all- like the Paraclete?