GateWay Church of Visalia
The Day Before the Day
February 22 & 25, 2024 Pastor Lance Ainsworth John 14:16-31 Divine Helper
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  • GateWay Church
    1100 S Sowell St, Visalia, CA 93277, USA
    Thursday 6:45 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
Jesus is the Way.
John 14:16-31 NASB
16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
Jesus, the Helper, is introducing his disciples to another Helper, the Holy Spirit.
Another - allos / heteros
Helper – parakletos – advocate
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose.
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
28 You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
29 Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; 31 but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
The Holy Spirit is . . .
An active Helper.
A Similar Helper.
A Permanent Helper.
A Reliable Helper.
The Day Before the Day
John 14:16-31 Pastor Lance Ainsworth
February 22nd & 25th, 2024
Divine Helper.
Prayer Requests:
Group Discussion: If you could meet any author, who would it be?
Read Aloud: John 14:16-31
1. The Holy Spirit is an Active Helper. If the Holy Spirit is an active helper, what limits His activity in our life? Do you have a hard time asking for help? Why or Why not? Which mindset do you lean towards, “trying” or “training?”
2. The Holy Spirit is a Similar Helper. The Holy Spirit helps the disciples in the same way Jesus has helped them. What does that look like? What did Jesus do for the disciples, and how did the Holy Spirit help in the same way? What does that mean for us? Is the Holy Spirit the perfect substitution for Jesus Christ for being our helper?
3. The Holy Spirit is a Permanent Helper. v. 16 “that He may be with you forever;” God is in heaven, Jesus is at God’s right hand in heaven, and the Holy Spirit is on earth. When have you felt the presence of the Holy Spirit? Do you hear the Holy Spirit speak to you through God’s word? Do you feel the Holy Spirit’s peace when you pray?
4. The Holy Spirit is a Reliable Helper. v. 26 “He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” The Holy Spirit is a reliable teacher and guide. How do we receive this guidance? What role does the Holy Spirit play when interpreting the Bible? What areas of society need the Spirit of truth? How can we be a part of that change?

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