The Holy Spirit brings you both comfort and truth.

The Holy Spirit brings you both comfort and truth.

BibleGateway: John 16:1-16

ESV Text: John 16:1-16

John 16:1–16 (Listen)

16:1 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.”

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KJV Text:

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     1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

     7 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 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. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

     16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 233 :
Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

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1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, 
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest; 
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid 
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 

2. To Thee, the Comforter, we cry, 
To Thee, the Gift of God Most High, 
The Fount of life, the Fire of love, 
The soul’s Anointing from above. 

3. The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine, 
O Finger of the Hand Divine; 
True promise of the Father Thou, 
Who dost the tongue with speech endow. 

4. Thy light to every thought impart 
And shed Thy love in every heart; 
The weakness of our mortal state 
With deathless might invigorate. 

5. Drive far away our wily Foe 
And Thine abiding peace bestow; 
If Thou be our protecting Guide, 
No evil can our steps betide. 

6. Make Thou to us the Father known, 
Teach us the eternal Son to own 
And Thee, whose name we ever bless, 
Of both the Spirit, to confess. 

7. Praise we the Father and the Son 
And Holy Spirit, with them One; 
And may the Son on us bestow 
The gifts that from the Spirit flow! Amen. 


Hymn: LSB 499 :
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

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1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, 
And make our hearts Your place of rest; 
Come with Your grace and heav’nly aid, 
And fill the hearts which You have made. 

2. To You, the Counselor, we cry, 
To You, the gift of God Most High; 
The fount of life, the fire of love, 
The soul’s anointing from above. 

3. In You, with graces seven-fold, 
We God’s almighty hand behold 
While You with tongues of fire proclaim 
To all the world His holy name. 

4. Your light to ev’ry thought impart, 
And shed Your love in ev’ry heart; 
The weakness of our mortal state 
With deathless might invigorate. 

5. Drive far away our wily foe, 
And Your abiding peace bestow; 
With You as our protecting guide, 
No evil can with us abide. A-men. 

6. Teach us to know the Father, Son, 
And You, from both, as Three in One 
That we Your name may ever bless 
And in our lives the truth confess. 

7. Praise we the Father and Son 
And Holy Spirit, with them One, 
And may the Son on us bestow 
The gifts that from the Spirit flow! 


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