Bible Study Questions – John 14:15-21

What is Jesus attempting to do here?

From 4:16, note the way God manifests Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What

amazing work goes on between the Father and the Spirit? Romans 8:26,27

The Word “Paraklete” (paraklaton) is hard to define in English. Most English versions define the term “Helper” (NASB, ESV, NKJV), “Counselor” (NIV, HCSB), “Comforter” (KJV), or “Advocate” (NET, NRSV, NLT). What is your definition for the Holy Spirit?

What did Jesus mean when He said that He would send “another” helper?

What does Spirit of Truth mean? John 16:13; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 John 4:6.

Who makes up “the world?” John 5:18-19; 17:9; 1 John 2:15-17; 4:5; 5:4-5, 19


Why can’t the world receive or know the Spirit of truth?


What does it mean to have the Holy Spirit? Romans 8:14-16; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22, 5:5; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:21-22


In the first century world, what would it mean for someone to be left as an orphan? What does it mean that Jesus tells his disciples that he won’t leave them as orphans?


What is “that day” to which Jesus refers in 14:20?

Verse 21 shows us that Jesus has given us certain commandments as conditions toward achieving salvation. Where in Scripture do we see some of these commands? John 5:24-25; John 8:43,47; John 10:3,8,16,27; Galatians 3:1, 5:7;  2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17

What are 2 of the benefits provided for loving Jesus and keeping his commandments? Vss. 21-23

Why is it important to obey?

How are obedience and love related?

The person who keeps these commands, loves Jesus and is loved in return. What does love confirm? Why is it so important to God? Mark 12:30-31; Luke 10:27; John 13:31-35; 15:12-13, 17; 1 Cor. 13:3; Rom. 12:10; 13:8; 14:13; 1 Thess. 3:12; 4:9; 2 Thess. 1:3; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 3:11, 3:22; 4:7-8, 11-12; 2 John 1: 5

What will result in following Christ in terms of our relationship to the world?






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