Jo. 13:34-35 – “A new command I give, As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Eph. 5:1-2 “… live a life of love”
Jo. 14: 15-26: Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit?
- A person (vs. 17)
- Identified with Jesus “another advocate” following Jesus (Jesus not in bodily form)
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
Advocate: comforter, helper, counselor. Rom 8:15-16 “…we are God’s children” – the Holy Spirit reminds us of this.
How Does the Holy Spirit Come To Us?
- We have to welcome & receive him and let him dwell with us
- Listen to him – he speaks to us through the word of God (Heb. 4:12)
- We need to ask & if we ask, he will give it to us (Lk. 11:11-13)