THEME: THE PILGRIMS TOPIC: ON THE JOURNEY: WE HAVE A PARTNER TEXT: JOHN 14: 16 – 18 INTRODUCTION: Provisions have been made by our Lord for pilgrims before He left for heaven. Many are frustrated, defeated and fruitless. Many wallow in spiritual poverty unaware of the great resources available to them. Our partner, Comforter and Teacher is ever available: “The Holy Spirit”. May we be blessed as we know more about Him tonight in Jesus name. 1. THERE WAS AN ORIGINAL COMFORTER – JESUS. Jesus promised believers another Comforter before He went back to heaven. John 14:16 This implies that He was the original Comforter. Ps. 84:11, John 1:9 – 12 Jesus played the same role while with us. Acts 10:38 “Another Comforter” is not different in any way. John 15:26 He helps in life’s journey. Romans 8: 9 -10 2. THE HOLY SPIRIT AS AN INSTRUCTOR, TEACHER, MONITOR AND ADVOCATE. Another meaning of “Comforter” is instructor, Rabboni – The instructor of Rabbis. Matthew 23: 7 – 8 With Him, you need no enticing word of human wisdom. 1st Corinthians 3:19–23, 1st John 4:6 He is our teacher. John 16:12 – 14, 1st Corinthians 12:3, John 14:26 He monitors believers. Isaiah 58: 11, John 16: 12 – 14, Colossians 1: 9 – 10. He assures us of our sonship. Gal. 4:6, John 4:24 He advocates for us. Romans 8:26 CONCLUSION The power of a Christian to run the race is available always, Acts 1:8. If you ask, you will receive. Only those who have Him as partner can end well or succeed as pilgrims. How much of Him do you have? Will you ask now?
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