Bible Study – John 16:12-22
From verses 13 and 14 of the Gospel of John Chapter 16, list three things Jesus tells the disciples about the Holy Spirit.
Jesus speaks of two major advantages of the Spirit’s coming, what are they?
In what sense does Jesus have “many things” to say to the disciples?
Why couldn’t they “bear” the “many things” that Jesus still had “to say” to them?
What part has the Holy Spirit in this? John 14:17, John 15:26, John 16:13-14
What “complete truth” and “things to come” will the Holy Spirit reveal?
How will the Spirit speak what He hears?
Until when did the Holy Spirit speak the “many things” (John 16:12) that Jesus wanted to tell the disciples? Revelation 22:18-19
Would you want to know all truth? What is to fear? John 8:31-32
Does the Holy Spirit still speak today? If so, how?
How would you explain the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit after reading this text? Deuteronomy 6:4
What belonged to Jesus (v15), and what does this prove about His nature?
What will the Holy Spirit take from Jesus, which comes from the Father, to give to believers? John 6:63, Romans 8:12-14
When Christ tells the disciples in verse 16 that, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me” of what is He speaking? How does he explain it to them? Verses 16-22.
Jesus knew what the disciples were thinking. What does Psalm 139:1-4 say about our thoughts and actions? Should this frighten us or comfort us?
What does the Holy Spirit suggest needs to happen in your life to fulfill verses 17-19?
Explain the illustration Jesus used in v21. What application did He make of the illustration (v22)?
What is taught in verses 20-22 about joy after sorrow?