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Read John 14:8-17


Read John 14:8-17

8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father; that is all we need.”
9 Jesus answered, “For a long time I have been with you all; yet you do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Why, then, do you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe, Philip, that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I have spoken to you,” Jesus said to his disciples, “do not come from me. The Father, who remains in me, does his own work. 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If not, believe because of the things I do. 12I am telling you the truth: those who believe in me will do what I do—yes, they will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son. 14If you ask mef for anything in my name, I will do it.
15 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you for ever. 17He is the Spirit who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and isg in you.


Jesus invites his disciples, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to continue the ministry that he has begun.  He reminds them that it will not be in their own power - but through the power of the Holy Spirit.  And this power will come "If you love me..." 


Holy Spirit, fill my heart with love for the Father and the Son.  Fill my heart with love for what they love.  Strengthen my heart and hands to fulfill their commands and follow Your lead.

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