Sadness Will Turn to Joy

Sadness Will Turn to Joy

Closing Argument of Blessing

“I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith."
John 16:1 (NLT)

A New Command

34 "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
John 13:34-35 (NLT)

Holy Spirit (Advocate/Spirit of Truth)


16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,[a] who will never leave you.

John 14:16 (NLT)

26 “But I will send you the Advocate[a]—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.

John 15:26 (NLT)

Sadness Will Turn Into Joy

John 15:26 (NLT)

Two Responses (ImMature/Mature)

16 “In a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again.”

John 16:16 (NLT)


17 Some of the disciples asked each other, “What does he mean when he says, ‘In a little while you won’t see me, but then you will see me,’ and ‘I am going to the Father’? 18 And what does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand.

John 16:17-18 (NLT)


James 1:5-8 (NLT)

19 Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, “Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won’t see me, but a little while after that you will see me again.

John 16:19 (NLT)

  • Understanding the Sovereignty of God
  • Experiencing Uncertain Times (James 4:3) | Transformation
  • Time of Prayer | Privilege of Prayer (Hebrews 10:19-25)
  • “Now we understand…” (Acts 1:6)| Overcome the World

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Jim Elliott


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