The Father here is said to send in the name, that is, with the authority and upon the mediation, of the Lord Jesus Christ: and two pieces of the Spirit’s work, besides comforting, are here expressed. Reflection for Sunday October 13, Twenty-eight Sunday in Ordinary Time: Luke 17:11-19. And as soon as the disciples heard Jesus mention his leaving, they closed their ears and did not hear the details of who was coming to be present in his physical absence. "I'm going away," he told them, "but, I am sending you the Advocate." They aren’t behaving like a group of people who have been promised the Holy Spirit. That is quite a mandate! A paraclete was a patron or sponsor who could be called into a court to speak in favor of a person or their cause, thereby providing advocacy. Punuin natin ang social media ng Good News. This entry was posted in Gospel of John, Gospel Reflection, Liturgy Resources, Prayer Resources, Scripture, Year B and tagged 16:12-15, Donal Neary SJ, Gospel Reflection, Gospel Reflection for Pentecost, Jesus, John 15:26-27, May 13th 2018, May 20th 2018, Sunday Gospel Reading and Reflection, Year B. John 15:26 - Duration: 16:23. by Alyce M. McKenzie on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Whenever I fly, the flight attendant makes the same remarks as we land. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Sunday reflection: John 15:26–27; 16:12–15. Reflection: John 15:26-16:4a John 15:26-16:4a – Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter This Gospel begins with Jesus continuing his conversation with his disciples. — John 15:26-27 NLT. I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. I have told you this so that you may not fall away.” Reflection 16 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. … Saturday of week 6 of Easter; John 15:26-27, 16:12-15 The Consoling Counselor by Rev. The eastern church held that the Spirit proceeds only from the Father; the western church maintained that the Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son. We don’t even really have to invoke the Spirit. The Paraclete also aids the disciples in their witness to Jesus. Reflection for May 27, Monday: Sixth Week of Easter; John 15:26—16:4a Gospel: John 15:26—16:4a Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. Is Jesus telling us to … Testimony of the Spirit, a Reflection on John 15:26-27; 16:4b-11 Before his death, Jesus prepared his disciples. He who has seen Me has seen the Father! They remembered from John the Baptist that Christ was the one Who would baptise with the Holy Spirit and now they were being told that this time had almost come, and that He would be their Comforter. But before all that could happen the disciples had to receive the indwelling Holy Spirit.. the Helper, Whom Christ sent from the Father on that first day of Pentecost - the Spirit of truth Who proceeds from the Father, and Whose ministry to the Body of Christ is to testify about our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For us and the disciples, it’s possible to see someone’s lips moving but to not listen to what they’re actually saying because we are distracted by our inner pain. The word is the same which was so translated before; (see the import of it, John 14:16,17) he is there called the Comforter, and the Spirit of truth; here, the Holy Spirit. It is hard to hold the two together – goodbye and hello, departure and arrival, crucifixion and resurrection/gift of the Spirit. EXEGESIS: JOHN 14-17. Here, as in Jesus' discourse on the Good Shepherd (10:1-18), we see an extended metaphor. Both the eastern and western churches held that the clause "proceeds from the Father" refers to the source of the Spirit. Today he promises that the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth will come, sent both by the Father and by Jesus the Son. John wrote to show that Christ was the Messiah, the Divine Son of God. (JOB-study 15). That means that, when confronted with negatives, downsides, sacrifices, bad news, we don’t have to assume that the Spirit has flown the coop. If you are in a more inward, reflective mood this year, you might want to go with John’s announcement of Pentecost which sounds like something that could indeed happen every day. As we saw earlier, Paraclete (Gk parakletes, paraklhths) means a person who stands by one and gives support. Testimony of the Spirit, a Reflection on John 15:26-27; 16:4b-11 Before his death, Jesus prepared his disciples. That’s why Jesus’ disciples in the synoptic gospels are surprised when the tomb is empty. Share on Twitter “Sunday Reflection” is a regular feature, looking at the specific readings used in today’s Mass in Catholic parishes around the world. It appears only five times: four times in John 14-16 and once in 1 John 2:1. Others grab the pendulum and swing back and forth between wishful thinking and despair. John 14:26(ESV) Verse Thoughts. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. The Holy Spirit is specifically said to do the following: teach, remind (14:26), abide (14:16), and testify about Jesus (15:26). How would the particular troubling situation we face in our life right now be different if we kept listening to Jesus until he finished his sentence? Not only were they told that Jesus was to return to heaven to prepare a place for them in His Father's house, but they heard Him openly proclaim that He was God and equal in every way with the Father. Sunday of week 9 of Easter (Cycle C) Wednesday of week 6 of Easter; John 16:16-20. Share on Facebook. In John 14:15-17 Jesus tells the disciples he is going to the Father and promises to send the Holy Spirit to be with them forever. Thursday of week 6 of Easter; John 16:20-23. Have You Considered Satan? The emotions of the disciples were in disarray. Commentary on John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 View Bible Text Perhaps nothing breathes more strongly than the promise and presence of the Spirit in John’s so-called “farewell discourse” of Jesus (John chapters 14-17), portions of which have occupied our attention during the last several Sundays of Easter. None of them has stopped to reflect that he’s going to God and sending a gift back from God. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. And let's make the Word of God viral! Jesus mentions two crucial reasons here. The time for Christ’s exodus from this world was fast approaching. Jesus had already told His disciples that He was going to ask the Father to send them another Counsellor, a Helper just like Himself – the Spirit of truth, Who would act as their Advocate and plead their case to the Father. The disciples had to shift from the narrow lens of Judaism.. and the gospel of the kingdom - to the all-embracing truth of the glorious gospel of Grace - the good news of the glory of Christ. Again, in John 15:26, 27, Jesus says “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.” The term paracletos means an advocate in a legal context (Latin = advocatus). He tells them that he will send an “Advocate” to them from his Father. He would come alongside them and soon would indwell their bodies and guide them into all truth - but not until their beloved Master had gone away! Pentecost is not an event we wait for. (Ashton, 393-4). They had anticipated the promised kingdom with excitement, where they would sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. This experience is the reflection of the manifestation of the Father in the life of the person. He told them that the Holy Spirit would testify about Himself and will confirm to them all that He had taught them. Whenever Jesus in John talked about sending the Spirit or the coming of the Spirit, it was in connection with his leaving to go with God. This doesn’t sound like something that happens every day. We have been promised that the Holy Spirit is not only coming, but is here. Commentary on John 15:26. "This helper will testify to the world and to you." The disciples had to finally come out of the sheep-fold of Israel to become part of the one new man in Christ - where there is one fold and one shepherd. Monday of week 6 of Easter; John 16:5-11. The same talk could be made with regard to Pentecost. Many people choose one or the other. Search for: Search. And you will be witness about me because you have been with me from the beginning." He stopped listening too soon, and missed the good news in the bad, the joy in the sorrow. Heavenly Father, thank You that You are the king of Israel and Saviour of the world. But this exciting knowledge was rapidly turning into deep despair.. as Christ condensed as much information as they were able to bear, into a few short teaching hours before setting out on His final walk to Calvary - via the mount of Olives. Thank You that You sent the Holy Spirit of truth Who proceeds from the Father, to live in me and guide each one of us as we journey through this hostile world on our way to our heavenly home - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN. It occurs in John in 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7. From: Daily Gospel Reading and Reflection 0 0 7 months ago Ed Morrissey Posted at 11:16 am on May 24, 2015. “I will be killed…but in three days I will rise.”  We don’t have to huddle in a room for fear of our circumstances and wait for the Holy Spirit. Jesus ends his response to Judas saying: I have said these things to you while still with you. Tuesday of week 6 of Easter; John 16:12-15. "I have told you this so that you may not fall away. Parakletos (the word translated “Counselor” in verse 26 below) is used only five times in the New Testament, four times in this Gospel to refer to the Spirit (14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7) and once in 1 John 2:1 to refer to Jesus.Parakletos can mean a lawyer who pleads your case … Jesus offers a third alternative to his disciples: to rely on the Spirit’s presence in the adversities of life. THE PARACLETE. © SMU Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence. Thank you for choosing our airline. Thank you for choosing our airline. We don’t have to factor out the presence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus challenges the disciples for this habit in John 16:4-6. John 15:26 — 16:4, Daily Gospel Reading and Reflection . “We know you have many options in air travel. John 15:26-16:4a Reflection – Moment of Surrender. We have the promise that the Spirit now lives in us and we now live in the Spirit. The blessed Spirit will maintain the cause of Christ in the world, notwithstanding the opposition it meets with. Every moment is Pentecost. 2:05. The disciples had to move from a pre-cross perception to a post-resurrection understanding. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth() The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows himBut you know him, for he lives with you and will be [] in you. WITNESS DIVINE AND HUMAN (John 15:26-27) 15:26-27 "When the Helper comes, the Helper whom I will send to you from my Father, I mean the Spirit of Truth who comes forth from the Father, he will be a witness about me. 26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father —the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. John wrote to show that Christ was the Messiah, the Divine Son of God. It’s one in which we participate. Pass it on. An ancient theological debate arises in connection with John 15:26. He chides them for allowing  sorrow to fill their hearts. They had taught the gospel of the Kingdom to the lost sheep of the house of Israel and witnessed the many miracles that confirmed Christ's claims to be their Messiah and King. John 15:26-16:4. "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me. Believers taught and encouraged by his influences, would bear testimony to Christ and his salvation. He promised that He would send a Helper from the Father - the Spirit of truth Who proceeds from the Father. The Advocate or paraclete has the role of speaking in favor of Jesus and his cause. But Christ gave them much reassurance, and promised that: in that day - that fast approaching day of Pentecost - you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter — John 15:12-17 Today Jesus tells us to love one another as He loved us. 1 person will be notified when a comment is added. (Read John 15:26,27.) “We know you have many options in air travel. Jesus draws our attention to a fruitful vine and then provides two primary applications for us to learn from -- pruning the branches and abiding in the vine. 6th Monday of Easter – John 15:26-16:4a – JMT Gospel Reflection - Duration: 2:05. Instead he finds them huddled together in a locked room for fear of their enemies (20:19). 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. He witnesses about and glorifies Jesus (15:26; 16:14). The apostles of Jesus are trustworthy witnesses to the will of Jesus for several reasons. They were deeply troubled as Christ continued to urgently unfold many profound truths as to His Person, His Work (on the cross) and the shocking disclosure of His imminent departure. John 15:26-16:4 New International Version (NIV) The Work of the Holy Spirit. Commentary on John 15:26,27. Jesus said to the disciples, "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. JohnMichaelTalbot 892 views. They had to transfer from living under the rigidity of the dispensation of Law to the freedom of the dispensation of Grace and they had to realise that the Messiah of Israel is also the Saviour of the whole world. The disciples had to move from believing by sight, signs, wonders and miracles to trusting by faith alone in Christ alone. The emotions of the disciples were in disarray. Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. 15:26-27. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. Key Thought. We have been promised that the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the presence of the Risen Jesus in his physical absence, is with us, that the Spirit has freed us from the law of sin and of death, (Romans 8:2) that it searches the depths of our hearts, prays in us when we cannot find the words, (Romans 8:26) pours the love of God into our hearts, and gives us hope (Romans 5: 5). There is a reason for that. They obeyed and, at Pentecost, were overwhelmed by the Spirit in the form of tongues of fire and multiple, comprehensible languages. “I must go away… so that the Father may send the Advocate. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. None of them has paused to hear that “it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”. John 15:26-16:4a The Spirit of God John 15:26-16:4a The Spirit of God (Click here for readings) Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. "I'm going away," he told them, "but, I … John 15:26-27, 16:12-15 The Fullness of the Spirit by Rev. Despite promises of the sending of the Spirit, in John’s gospel, after Jesus’ death, the Risen Lord does not find his disciples confidently waiting for him to come and breathe on them and give them the gift of the Holy Spirit (20:22). ... Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus. Walvoord (p. 15) summarizes the debate as follows: With this debate in the backgroun… This was hard to understand, and they wanted to hang on to what they had. Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify to me. They were deeply troubled as Christ continued to urgently unfold many profound truths as to His Person, His Work (on the cross) and the shocking disclosure of His imminent departure. Jesus instructed his disciples to stay in Jerusalem until they have been clothed with power from on high (Luke 24:49). He has just told them.. and now they heard that the Holy Spirit was to come to be with them in place of Jesus - and that He would bear witness of Jesus - the eternal Son of God and kinsman-redeemer of fallen mankind. It is the realization of the promise: “I and the Father will come to him and make our home in him. 2 They will put you out … Some lap up the message that God wants only good for us and that our right faith and thought can siphon good fortune into our lives. It’s called selective hearing. Paul Scalia Reprinted with permission of "The Arlington Catholic Herald" Home Page To Sunday Gospel Reflections Index. John 15:26-16:4 "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. Friday of week 6 of Easter; John 16:23-28. But their hope in the earthly kingdom had blinded their understanding that Calvary's cross must precede Christ's kingdom - and that it was nescessary to first establish the heavenly (spiritual) kingdom (currently under the dominion of Satan) - before those earthly promises to Israel could finally be fulfilled. 2) Gospel Reading - John 15:26-16:4a. In Preaching through the Christian Year B, the always-excellent Fred Craddock says: • John 14:25-26: The promise of the Holy Spirit. Have a good day and come back to see us again.”. Others are so preoccupied with the pain of life that they can’t discern the presence of the Spirit of the Risen Lord in any corner of their experience. It’s also best not to shut down possible meaning for the listener by narrowing the word to one meaning. We have a couple of options with regard to Pentecost accounts. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to … John 15:26-16:1 Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. However, from this point on, they divided. That’s why Peter reproached Jesus in (Mark 8:32) for predicting his own abuse and death. John 15:26-16:4 The Word of God . John 15:26(NASB) Verse Thoughts. This Advocate will be the Spirit of Truth. They always stopped listening at “be killed” and missed hearing “and on the third day rise.” We keep their habit alive whenever we are focused so intently on the painful aspects of our current life condition that we forget we’ve been promised the Spirit, and don’t factor in its power and presence in our lives. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 15:26-27; 16:4-15 . We continue reading the discourse of Jesus to his disciples at the Last Supper. We need them both, of course, but which one are you in the mood to focus on this year? Jack Peterson Reprinted with permission of "The Arlington Catholic Herald" Home Page To Sunday Gospel Reflections Index. Jesus' teaching on the vine and the branches isn't like most of the parables in the Synoptic Gospels, which are usually stories with one or more spiritual points. How Can God Send His Own Holy Spirit? With our 21st century comprehension of the whole counsel of God we find it hard to understand the utter confusion, total disbelief and bitter pain that must have torn at their soul.. as Christ urgently unfolded many profound truths to their hurting hearts - for we have the whole of counsel of God, written for our learning in the Word of God.. which gives us a precious periscope on the glories that are to come. These things I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling. Wow! If you are in an extroverted, dramatic mood, you’ll be drawn to the account in Acts 2. 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