John 16-17

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should encourage us to be receptive to the influence of the Holy Ghost and to draw nearer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Discourse On The Holy Ghost

  1. On this last night of his life, Jesus continues to teach his apostles and strengthen them for that which lies ahead.
  2. John 16:5-7: "But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
         "But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
         "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."
  3. READ JOHN 16:13-15. A guide to all truth.

Jesus Foretells His Death & Resurrection

  1. READ JOHN 16:16-20. A little while, and ye shall not see me.
  2. John 16:33: "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

The Intercessory Prayer - John 17

  1. President David O. McKay said that this is "the greatest prayer ever uttered in this world" (CR, Oct 1967, p5)
  2. V3: "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."
  3. READ JOHN 17:4-8. Jesus finished the work of the Father.
  4. READ JOHN 17:11, 20-23, 26.

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