Date: November 25, 2018
Theme: Greater Works and Paraclete
– ( Pastor John Hein )
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.1 From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me2 anything in my name, I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (Listen)
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,3 to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be4 in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
 14:7 Or If you know me, you will know my Father also, or If you have known me, you will know my Father also
 14:14 Some manuscripts omit me
 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7
 14:17 Some manuscripts and is