Consider how the disciples felt when Jesus told them of His departure in John 13. Then, imagine their comfort (though they could not know it and feel it completely at that time) when He told them the Holy Spirit was coming who would be with them and in them.
Read John 16:1-13
What are the names Jesus gave the Holy Spirit?
- The ______ (v.7)
- The _____ __ _____ (v.13)
- Remember, if you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit is in you not just with you.
- Remember, you are not alone.
- Remember, it is not you against the world.
- You are not strong enough to fight the enemy by yourself; but then we do not have to. Read 1 John 4:4 for some reassurance.
- Did you have opportunity to sense the Holy Spirit in you today?
- Were there any specific situations where you sensed the Holy Spirit guiding you?
- Did you have any unique spiritual encounters or spiritual experiences today?
- Was there a time when you sensed the Holy Spirit guiding you and you resisted His leadership? How did you feel afterwards?
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Answers: Helper; Spirit of truth