“If you loved me, you would have rejoiced”

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Jesus’ Peace vs. The World’s Peace

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

John 14:27

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Remembering

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“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

–Jesus, John 14:25-26

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Keys To Receiving The Holy Spirit

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“If you love me . . .”

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“If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

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“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

John 14:13-14

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We’ll Do Greater Works Than Jesus: John 14:10-12

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Friends in Heaven

“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”

Jesus Christ, John 14:10-12

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God Is This Kind Of Person . . .

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“No One Comes To The Father Except Through Me” –Jesus Christ

Jesus Is The Door

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The Life

Pray nothing too hard for God

“I am . . . the life.”

–Jesus, John 14:6

 

I recently finished reading Sheldon Vanauken’s excellent book A Severe Mercy. At a certain point in the book Sheldon and his wife “Davy” come to believe in Jesus. After this experience Davy is filled with the Holy Spirit and she’s all in.

“When Davy wasn’t reading the Bible to prepare for her class, she was reading it for her soul’s sake. She was always reading it, or reading Brother Lawrence and other devotional works. I wanted to protest, that it was too much; but how could I do that? It’s not possible for one Christian to say to another: You love God too much. Nor to say: You are holier than necessary.” (Vanauken) Continue reading