June 11, 2017 Sermon - RBC
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Scripture Reading: John 14

John 4:20-24

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

Mount Gerizim, the place of the Samaritan temple, supposedly where Abraham sacrificed Isaac. Ye know not what—without any revealed authority, no one said to do what they did, they only listened to Pentateuch. Spirit and in truth—not in physical, external ritual. Now based on full revelation, rather than partial information.

--passing of physical covenant that divided; entrance of new spiritual covenant, less things to fight over! True, spiritual worship is the goal.

John 14:13-18

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.18 I will not leave you comfortless [orphans, fatherless]: I will come to you.

 

Love rejoices in the truth, does the truth. Comforter—advocate, encourager, instructor. Of truth—reveals, testifies, and defends the truth, brings truth from God into human hearts. Leads away from all false knowledge, false faith, false everything. I will come to you—unity of Spirit and Christ.

1 Peter 1:11—He’s called “The Spirit of Christ”. Christ is the Truth.

John 15:26-27

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

 

If Spirit is in us, we also bear witness to Christ. Christ is revealed in us and through us by the Spirit who testifies of Christ.

John 16:7-14

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of [from] himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 

Reprove—convict or convince. He convinces the world of being sinful, unrighteous and worthy of judgment. Once you see your sin, you come for righteousness through Christ or join in judgment with Satan.

Unbelief is the root sin—whatsoever is not of faith is sin, faith comes by hearing God’s Word, sin is doing the opposite of God’s word.

Christ will finish explaining His life after death through the Spirit. Even Jesus says not to just stick with teaching of Jesus!

Spirit does not speak from Himself—just as Christ spoke every word His Father wanted Him to Say, so does the Spirit.

 

The Spirit glorifies Christ. If focus entirely on the Spirit, you are refuting His ministry!

Ephesians 5:9

For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth

 

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

It all works together to bring us to glorification in Christ. Obtaining—purchase, possess.

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