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Focus Verses: John 14:25-28
25 "All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But
the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said
to you. 27 Peace
I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the
world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
promised his followers that God would send the Holy Spirit to them.
The Holy Spirit, Jesus said, would teach them all things and remind
them of all Jesus had spoken.
The gift of the Holy
Spirit is so much greater than anything the world has to offer or give.
God's Spirit comes alongside his people to comfort, transform, and
guide them. Christ's promises and the gift of his Spirit are a source
of lasting and real peace. The Spirit is able to put the mind and heart
at peace—calming fears and dispelling anxiety.
Response and Action:
will take hold of this promise Jesus has made to his followers. Jesus
has made provision for me through the gift of the Holy Spirit—the
Spirit of Christ, sent from the Father. I will live with assurance,
believing this promise, and look to the Holy Spirit for peace,
understanding, wisdom, and hope. The Holy Spirit is able to help me
remember all Jesus has said.
you, Jesus, for this promise. Thank you, Father, for the gift of the
Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, teach me, lead me, calm me, and direct me.
Remind me of all Jesus has said and, by your power and grace, transform
and strengthen me that I may walk in the way of Christ Jesus to the
glory of God the Father. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:16
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today
by John Stott