The Gospel of John Chapter 16 is the third of four chapters where Jesus teaches his disciples after the Last Supper.
Jesus tells the Apostles they will be persecuted, but they will see Him again! He states that He has already conquered the world and they will have their sorrow turned to joy.
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1. At the start of this chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus says “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.” Jesus was probably referring to everything he told them after Judas Iscariot left.
List three things, from the Gospel of John Chapters 13, 14 and 15 (one from each) that Jesus told them that might have helped them to not be offended.
2. Who was put out of the synagogue and who was afraid to be put out of the synagogue earlier in the Gospel of John?
3. Why does the Holy Spirit convict the world?
1. In your own words, explain righteousness.
2. How are sin, righteousness, and judgment related?
3. From verses 13 and 14, list three things Jesus tells the disciples about the Holy Spirit.
1. From reading verses 16 through 18, what were the 2 things about which the disciples were confused regarding Jesus’ sayings? What was it that Jesus said that confused them?
2. From verses 22 through 28, cite three prophecies provided by Jesus.
3. What is another name for a figure of speech and what are some examples of their use by Jesus in the Gospel of John?
1. Why do you think Jesus spoke to the disciples using figures of speech?
2. What are the two reasons Jesus gives for The Father’s love for the disciples?
3. What period of time do you think Jesus is referring to when he uses the term “in that day” in verses 23 and 26?
1. What was it specifically that Jesus did that made the disciples believe that Jesus came from God?
2. Jesus states in verse 32 that The Father is with him and he is not alone. Where else in the Book of John did Jesus say this same thing and what were the circumstances?
3. List 3 reasons Jesus gave in the Gospel of John Chapter 16 for the things he told his disciples? What reason did he give for not telling them more than he did?
How have you suffered as a result of your faith as a Christian?