A sermon on John 16:16-24. Jesus’ disciples and us, we often don’t understand. There is a pain that turns to joy. There can be two very different emotional responses to the cross. Rejoicing in the very thing that brought us pain and grief after the pain has passed. (Like a mother in child birth.) Joy comes from the very things that cause us pain. The need for trials to form and mold us. Don’t let your pain go to waste. Weaning us off of all but Jesus.
A sermon on John 16:12-15. Jesus and the need to hold back some truths until we are able to handle them. The truth will come when the time is right. The selfless, humble, Christ-glorifying nature of the Holy Spirit.
A sermon on John 16:5-11. Jesus says it is better for His disciples (and us) if He goes away and send them the Holy Spirit. The Spirit will convict the world of sin because they do not believe in Jesus. He will convict the world of righteousness because Jesus is going to the Father. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of judgement because the prince of this world has been judged.