John Lesson 22 Day 5
My Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions
John Lesson 22 Day 5
11. a. Prayer Promises
I tell you the truth, anything you ask of the Father in My name [as presenting all that I am], He will give to you. Until this moment, you have not sought after anything in My name. Ask and you will receive so that you will be filled with joy. John 16:23b–24 (Voice)
The Greek word for ask is the same one used in Matthew 7:7: (Strong’s)
Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. (AMP)
Footnote: Here the use of Greek present imperatives (asking, seeking, knocking; vv 7, 8) emphasizes persistent, constant prayer.
In humility, Jesus always pointed to the Father as the who sent him. He didn’t seek to glorify himself. His authority came from God.
Jesus was and is always in perfect union with the Father, so that is our goal, too.
Because of Jesus relationship with the Father, we can have a relationship with the Father through faith.
Jesus made this relationship possible because he lived a sinless life and died in our place. Now we can boldly and directly approach God with our requests. Jesus’ name gives us authorized access to God.
Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. Hebrews 4:14-16 (MSG)
b. My prayer: Fulfill the purpose God planned for me.
I ask the Father to lead and guide me on the right path. No other path will bring me joy and satisfaction and honor and glory to God.
12. All the disciples abandoned Jesus as he predicted.
It’s easy enough to boast like Peter saying, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same.” Matthew 26:35 (NLT)
Well, maybe not easy. But I’m ashamed of the way I’ve dealt with tests that came my way over the years.
Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete. Romans 12:2 (VOICE)
Staying in the word, feeding on it, and seeking his face every day, throughout the day, makes so much difference. The world and all it has to offer means so much less to me when I keep my eyes on Jesus.
13. You will be whole and at peace. (Voice)
In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order. (Voice)
We really have to take that on faith, don’t we? No matter what the circumstances look like or feel like. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t remind myself of the following verse:
Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One. Philippians 4:6-7 (Voice)
I am in Him, and He is in me.
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 22 Day 5 John 16:16-33