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John 13-17

With the Master
In the Upper Room

Passage: John 13:1-5
In this introductory lesson of the Upper Room, we will briefly consider the first 12 chapters of the gospel of John, along with three amazing attributes of Christ as He humbles Himself to wash the 12 disciple’s feet!


Are You Washing the Saint's Feet?

Passage: John 13:6-17
As we continue on with the washing of the disciple’s feet, we will look at the inquirer, the betrayer, the receiver and the server. The theme of this lesson is: genuine happiness comes from being a humble servant just like our Lord. That’s where true joy comes from!


Judas, the Betrayer

Passage: John 13:18-30
In this sobering passage regarding Judas; betrayer, great pretender, and hypocrite. Hypocrisy is very concerning as it will end in eternal judgment. We must guard our motives carefully, walk in the Spirit each day, and immediately confess even the slightest hint of hypocrisy.


The Glory of God as Seen in His Son and Children

Passage: John 13:31-35
We will consider the glory of God as seen in His Son. God will be glorified as His Son, Jesus Christ, hangs on Golgotha’s tree in a few hours. We will also consider the glory of God as seen in His children.


A Shocking Prediction

Passage: John 13:36-38
As we finish John 13, we discover that we are not alone in making promises to the Lord that we do not fulfill. The apostle John, through the Holy Spirit records a promise made by Peter. It is a promise that he doesn’t fulfill, and one that is recorded for all of us to see.


Five Cures for a Troubled Heart

Passage: John 14:1-6
Do you find yourself troubled this day? Where have you gone for the solution to your trouble? Or to whom or to what have you turned to during your troubles? This lesson will encourage you as we study John 14:1-6 and discover five cures for a troubled heart.


Jesus and the Father are One

Passage: John 14:7-12
Christ continues His discourse with His eleven and gives them three valid proofs that He is God; All having to do with His relationship to the Father. What we believe concerning God and His Son should have lasting impact on our lives!


Passage: John 14:13, 14
This lesson is of utmost importance as we consider what Jesus says in the method we should use in prayer; the motive in our praying and the miracle of prayer. We will also consider hindrances to answered prayer.


The Promise of the Spirit

Passage: John 14:15-18
In this lesson we will consider two privileges of a disciple to His Lord, to love and obey Him. We will also consider two promises from the Lord to His disciples; that He will pray for them and He will send the Holy Spirit.


Christ's Comforting Promises to Those He's Leaving

Passage: John 14:19-26 
We will see in these few short verses some wonderful promises the Lord leaves to His disciples and to us. These should be encouraging to each of God’s children as we walk through this life.


Passage: John 14:27-31
In our lesson we will see five peace stealers that the disciples faced, which are the same ones each of God’s children face. But as we consider these five peace stealers, we are also going to consider five cures for each peace stealer. This is a lesson of great encouragement


The Vine and the Branches: Are You Producing Fruit?

Passage: John 15:1-6
Fruitfulness, not busyness, is the goal of a conscientious believer. Fruit bearing: what is it and what is the process the Lord uses in our life to make sure we are producing much fruit for His Kingdom? This lesson gives much help for all who desire to bear fruit for the Lord.


The Blessings of Abiding in Christ

Passage: John 15:7-11
In this lesson, we are going to focus on the blessings of being a believer. We are going to look at four of them to be exact. I trust they will be an encouragement to your heart.


What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Passage: John 15:12-17
What does it take to be a friend of Jesus? In this lesson the Lord gives 6 defining qualities for those who are truly His friends.


The World's Two-Fold Response to Christians

Passage: John 15:17-21
Christ did not leave the disciples in the dark regarding the fact that there would be a cost of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, specifically that of being hated as well as persecuted by the world. In this passage we will see five reasons why the world hates us.


The Three Witnesses

Passage: John 15:22-27
As we end chapter 15, Jesus gives the disciples encouragement by first reminding them of His own example of being a witness, and then that the Spirit will be a witness; and they also will be witnesses. This lesson will motivate each of God’s children to be His witness!


Warning, Persecution is Coming

Passage: John 16:1-4
We will consider the Lord’s mercy by warning of persecution; the world’s method of persecution, and the world’s motive behind the persecution.


The Three-Fold Work of the Spirit to the World

Passage: John 16:5-11
The conviction of the Holy Spirit is a wonderful thing to the unbeliever. This is the topic that Christ brings to the attention of His disciples in this passage. He wants them to know that convicting an unbeliever of their sin is not their ministry, it is the Spirit’s.


The Spirit's Ministry to the Eleven

Passage: John 16:12-15
In this lesson, Jesus shifts from speaking about what the Holy Spirit’s ministry to the world will be, to what His ministry to the 11 will be. Even though many churches have abused the work of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit does have a vital role in our lives.


Sorrow Turned to Joy

Passage: John 16:16-24
Sorrow is an emotion given by God. In fact, Jesus Himself told the 11 in the garden of Gethsemane that His soul was exceedingly sorrowful even unto death. In this lesson, Jesus tells the 11 that they too will be sorrowful, but they will not remain in that sad state


Christ's Final Words to the Eleven

Passage: John 16:25-33
We have come to the final minutes or seconds that Christ has with the disciples before Judas comes with the kiss of betrayal. These are the final words recorded for us that Jesus says to His own in the upper room. What’s on His mind as Christ faces death?


The High Priestly Prayer

Passage: John 17:1-5 
In this lesson we will begin the first part of the High Priestly Prayer. As we look at Christ’s praying for Himself we see the posture of His prayer; the Petition of His Prayer; and the Purpose of His coming.


Christ Prays for the Eleven

Passage: John 17:6-19
As we come to the second portion of the High Priestly Prayer, we will see our Lord praying in a very different manner than some of His children. We will find our Lord praying for the eleven, but as He does we will see no elements of selfishness in His prayers.


Christ Prays for Future Believers

Passage: John 17:20-26 
We have come to the last portion of the High Priestly Prayer, the portion where Christ’s prays for us, for future believers.

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