Bible: Jn 13:31-14:31
The Prediction of Peter’s Denial
13:31 When 1 Judas 2 had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. 13:32 If God is glorified in him, 3 God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away. 4 13:33 Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, 5 and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 6 ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ 7 now I tell you the same. 8
13:34 “I give you a new commandment – to love 9 one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 10 13:35 Everyone 11 will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.”
13:36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, 12 “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.” 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!” 13 13:38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? 14 I tell you the solemn truth, 15 the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!
Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples
14:1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. 16 You believe in God; 17 believe also in me. 14:2 There are many dwelling places 18 in my Father’s house. 19 Otherwise, I would have told you, because 20 I am going away to make ready 21 a place for you. 22 14:3 And if I go and make ready 23 a place for you, I will come again and take you 24 to be with me, 25 so that where I am you may be too. 14:4 And you know the way where I am going.” 26
14:5 Thomas said, 27 “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 14:6 Jesus replied, 28 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 29 No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 30 And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”
14:8 Philip said, 31 “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 32 14:9 Jesus replied, 33 “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 34 me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 35 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 36 but the Father residing in me performs 37 his miraculous deeds. 38 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 39 believe because of the miraculous deeds 40 themselves. 14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, 41 the person who believes in me will perform 42 the miraculous deeds 43 that I am doing, 44 and will perform 45 greater deeds 46 than these, because I am going to the Father. 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 47 so that the Father may be glorified 48 in the Son. 14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Teaching on the Holy Spirit
14:15 “If you love me, you will obey 49 my commandments. 50 14:16 Then 51 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 52 to be with you forever – 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 53 because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 54 with you and will be 55 in you.
14:18 “I will not abandon 56 you as orphans, 57 I will come to you. 58 14:19 In a little while 59 the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 14:20 You will know at that time 60 that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys 61 them is the one who loves me. 62 The one 63 who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 64 myself to him.”
14:22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 65 said, 66 “what has happened that you are going to reveal 67 yourself to us and not to the world?” 14:23 Jesus replied, 68 “If anyone loves me, he will obey 69 my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 70 14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey 71 my words. And the word 72 you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
14:25 “I have spoken these things while staying 73 with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, 74 the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 75 everything, 76 and will cause you to remember everything 77 I said to you.
14:27 “Peace I leave with you; 78 my peace I give to you; I do not give it 79 to you as the world does. 80 Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 81 14:28 You heard me say to you, 82 ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 83 that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 84 14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 85 14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, 86 for the ruler of this world is coming. 87 He has no power over me, 88 14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 89 that I love the Father. 90 Get up, let us go from here.” 91