November 23, Reading 3 – John 16:16-33

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SAA Notes

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the birth of joy into your life and world. Christ gives us confidence in prayer and to prayer, based on His resurrection and on the Father’s love for you and me. How has Jesus overcome the world?

SJA Notes

How much does John want us to know of the relationship between God the Son and God the Father!

Here again in this passage Jesus reveals more and more of the truth of who God is, and what His plans are.

“I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

There is much symmetry here, it’s a mirror journey, pivoting on Jesus’ life on earth – The before (from the Father) and the after (to the Father).

And how good it is to read Jesus’ words of encouragement,

“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Jesus has overcome the world! There is nothing the world can do that will change this truth.

Amen to this, thank You Lord!

* Dear God Above,

We thank You because You have overcome this world that we live in. It has no hold over us Your people, because of Your work for us and in us.

Thank You for Your word, please write it on our hearts each day, please show us today what You want us to know.

Amen.

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