132 Jesus gives final words to his disciples.

Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26; Luke 22:39; John 14:1–31

What should we do in times of distress (John 14:1)?

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Why do people fear the unknown (John 14:1)?

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What do you think Heaven will be like (John 14:2–3)?

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Why did Jesus tell the disciples that they knew where he was going and knew the way (John 14:4)?

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Why did Thomas disagree with Jesus (John 14:5)?

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When Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” what was he talking about (John 14:6–7)?

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Why did Philip think seeing the Father would satisfy their needs (John 14:8)?

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In what ways can we see God (John 14:9–11)?

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How do people miss seeing God (John 14:9–11)?

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Why would those who believe in Christ do the work that he did (John 14:12–14)?

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If Christians aren’t doing the work that Jesus did, what does that say about their faith (John 14:12–14)?

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When we pray, “In Jesus’ name,” what are we saying (John 14:14)?

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Why is obedience a result of loving Christ (John 14:15)?

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In what ways would Jesus be present after he was gone (John 14:16–18)?

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What kind of relationship with God did Jesus say we could have (John 14:19–21)?

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Why is Jesus revealed to some and not to others (John 14:22–24)?

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Why do some people love God, but others don’t want to admit that he exists (John 14:23–24)?

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For what purposes was the Holy Spirit to be sent (John 14:25–28)?

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What might the disciples have visualized that the Holy Spirit would be like? Why did Jesus describe what they lacked capacity to understand (John 14:29)?

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Why did Jesus say it was time to go (John 14:29–31)?

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Don’t be distressed,” Jesus said. “You trust God. Trust me as well. There are many places where you can stay in my Father’s house. I would have told you if that were not true. I must go to make the place ready for you. After I have prepared for your arrival, I will come back for you so we can be there together. You know where I am going, and you know the way.”

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John 14:1–4 “Don’t be distressed,” Jesus said. “You trust God. Trust me as well. There are many places where you can stay in my Father’s house. I would have told you if that were not true. I must go to make the place ready for you. After I have prepared for your arrival, I will come back for you so we can be there together. You know where I am going, and you know the way.”
King James

John 14:1–4 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

“No, we don’t,” Thomas said. “Sir, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

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John 14:5 “No, we don’t,” Thomas said. “Sir, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
King James

John 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

“I am the way, the truth, and the life,” Jesus said. “Everyone who reaches the Father goes through me. If you really knew me, you would also know my Father. From now on, you will know him because you have seen him.”

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John 14:6–7 “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” Jesus said. “Everyone who reaches the Father goes through me. If you really knew me, you would also know my Father. From now on, you will know him because you have seen him.”
King James

John 14:6–7 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Philip said, “Master, show us the Father and that will satisfy our needs.”

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John 14:8 Philip said, “Master, show us the Father and that will satisfy our needs.”
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John 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

“Philip, have I been with you so long and you still do not recognize who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. So why do you ask me to show him to you? Don’t you know that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not due to my own initiative. The Father lives within me and does his work through me. Believe me when I say I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If you struggle with that, consider the miracles I have done, which only God can do.

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John 14:9–11 “Philip! Have I been with you so long and you still do not recognize who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. So why do you ask me to show him to you? Don’t you know that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not due to my own initiative. The Father lives within me and does his work through me. Believe me when I say I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If you struggle with that, consider the miracles I have done, which only God can do.
King James

John 14:9–11 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

“I guarantee, those who believe in me will do the work I have been doing. They will do even greater work because I go to the Father. To reveal the Father’s glory in the Son, I will do whatever you ask under my direction and authority.

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John 14:12–14 “I guarantee, those who believe in me will do the work I have been doing. They will do even greater work because I go to the Father. To reveal the Father’s glory in the Son, I will do whatever you ask under my direction and authority.
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John 14:12–14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

“If you love me, you will do what I tell you to do. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Guide, one who will always be with you, the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive him, because it neither sees him nor knows who he is. But you know, because he lives with you and shall be in you. I will not leave you as orphans. I will come.

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John 14:15–18 “If you love me, you will do what I tell you to do. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Guide, one who will always be with you, the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive him, because it neither sees him nor knows who he is. But you know, because he lives with you and shall be in you. I will not leave you as orphans. I will come.
King James

John 14:15–18 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 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. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

“In a little while, the world will not see me anymore, but you will. Because I live, you will also live. On that day, you will know that I am in my Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you. Those who receive and obey my instructions are the ones who love me. My Father loves those who love me, and I will love and reveal myself to them.”

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John 14:19–21 “In a little while, the world will not see me anymore, but you will. Because I live, you will also live. On that day, you will know that I am in my Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you. Those who receive and obey my instructions are the ones who love me. My Father loves those who love me, and I will love and reveal myself to them.”
King James

John 14:19–21 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Judas (not Iscariot) said, “Sir, why would you reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”

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John 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said, “Sir, why would you reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”
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John 14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

“People must love me enough to do what I say. Then my Father will love them, and we will come to live with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. Remember that my words are not from my own initiative but from the Father, who sent me.

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John 14:23–24 “People must love me enough to do what I say. Then my Father will love them, and we will come to live with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. Remember that my words are not from my own initiative but from the Father, who sent me.
King James

John 14:23–24 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

“I can tell you these things because I am with you. Under my direction and authority, the Father will send the Holy Spirit, your new Guide, to teach you all things and cause you to remember everything I have told you. I give you peace that is nothing like what the world has to offer. Because of me, you do not have to worry or fear. You heard me say I was leaving and will return. If you love me, you will be happy that I am going to the Father, because he is greater than I am.

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John 14:25–28 “I can tell you these things because I am with you. Under my direction and authority, the Father will send the Holy Spirit, your new Guide, to teach you all things and cause you to remember everything I have told you. I give you peace that is nothing like what the world has to offer. Because of me, you do not have to worry or fear. You heard me say I was leaving and will return. If you love me, you will be happy that I am going to the Father, because he is greater than I am.
King James

John 14:25–28 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

“I have told you this beforehand so when it happens, you will believe. I cannot speak to you much longer, because the prince of this world is coming. He has no power over me, but I will show the world that I love the Father and will do all that he has commanded. Come. It is time for us to go.”

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John 14:29–31 “I have told you this beforehand so when it happens, you will believe. I cannot speak to you much longer, because the prince of this world is coming. He has no power over me, but I will show the world that I love the Father and will do all that he has commanded. Come. It is time for us to go.”
King James

John 14:29–31 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

After they had sung a hymn, Jesus left the city for the Mount of Olives, as he often did. His disciples followed him.

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Matthew 26:30 After they had sung a hymn, they left for the Mount of Olives.
Mark 14:26 After they had sung a hymn, they left for the Mount of Olives.
Luke 22:39 Jesus left the city for the Mount of Olives, as he often did. His disciples followed him.
King James

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Mark 14:26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Luke 22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.