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03 December, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 33 — John 16:16-33

Study 33 From the Book of John is: John 16:16-33

1. 'A little while'. In the light of verses 16:22 do you consider that this refers to the time between the death of Jesus and His resurrection; between His ascension and Pentecost; or both?
  1. Note the RSV in verse 23, 'You will ask me no questions.' With the Spirit to enlighten (cf. Verses 12-15) and the Father to supply our needs, what do we learn in verses 23-28 about the place of prayer? On what do we rely when we pray in the name of Jesus Christ? Cf. 14:13, 14; 15:16.
  2. In verse 33 Jesus sums up the situation. In what two opposing spheres would the disciples live? What would be their expeirence in the one and in the other? What can be the ground of your courage and confidence?