John 16:16-33

For the next several months we will be walking through the life and teachings of Jesus as told to us by someone who walked with Him, the Apostle John.

We continued in John 16 this week as we talked about prayer. Jesus spends some significant time in this passage explaining to His disciples how after He leaves, they will have direct access to the Father. He is both comforting them and training them at the same time. In verses 22 – 24, we saw this come together: “So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” As John Reeves walked us through this passage, he pointed us to the correlation of prayer and abundant joy. Have you taken time today to pray and ask God for something very specific so that you can expect to see His answer? Would His act of answering your prayer – even if it’s not exactly like you’d want it answered – bring you abundant joy? Would simply being able to communicate directly with the Creator of the Universe bring you abundant joy? It should. If this is an area that you struggle with, we’d love to hear from you. You can comment below or send us an email here.

If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them here.

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