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1 He will guide you into all truth... John

2 There is a great deal of curiosity in the church today regarding the Holy Spirit.

3 POWER PURPOSE PRESENCE

4

5 confusionc u r i o s i t y

6 We will only begin to understand the Spirit s power, presence, and purpose in our lives when w e b e g i n t o s e e H i m i n relation to the Father and Son s work in the Gospel.

7 J.I. Packer...no account of the Holy Spirit is fully Christian until it exhibits all his manysided work from the standpoint of, on the o n e h a n d, t h e Father s purpose that the Son be known, l o v e d, h o n o r e d, praised, and have p r e e m i n e n c e i n everything......and on the other hand, the Son s promise to make himself present with his people, here and hereafter, by giving His Spirit to them.

8 Mind heart lifestyle

9 24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us eternal life. 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you...his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real... 1 John

10 Small Group Questions 1. Is there disagreement about the Holy Spirit in the Church today? If so what is it about and why? 2. If the Holy Spirit is supposed to lead us into all truth why is the Church divided about so many things? 3. How does the Holy Spirit help us understand Scripture?

11 John

12 16:1 I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, Where are you going? 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

13 What does John mean when he says the Spirit will guide us into all truth? Whom does the Spirit Guide into all truth? The Apostles, the Early Church a s i t f o r m e d i t s C a n o n, o r a l l believers? What is the content of the all truth that the Spirit is promised to guide us into?

14 What does John mean when he says the Spirit will guide us into all truth?

15 ...he will guide you into ὁδηγήήσει all truth...

16 But how does the Spirit guide us? What does the Spirit use?

17 For the Lord has so knit together the certainty of his word and his Spirit, that our minds are duly imbued with reverence for the word when the Spirit shining upon it enables us there to behold the face of God... John Calvin

18 Whom Does the Spirit Guide into all truth? The Apostles, the Early Church as it formed the Canon, or all believers? All

19 ...for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine... C H U R C H

20 What is the content of the all truth that the Spirit is promised to guide us into?

21 16:1 I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, Where are you going? 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

22 6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14.6 the Gospel

23 He will guide you into all truth... John

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