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It Is Better That Another Comes

Martin Luther’s students often conversed over dinner with him and recorded many of his comments in what became known as Table Talk. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson speaks of the “table talk” of Jesus that John recorded in the Upper Room Discourse. In this passage, the Savior discusses the advantage for the disciples when He leaves them and sends “another Helper” (14:16), the Holy Spirit. The disciples could not, however, agree that the promised Spirit would make up for the bodily absence of Christ. Only later would the disciples fully realize the vital role of the Spirit to take up the work of Christ as Teacher, Counselor, and Homemaker.