• The Spirit Who Proceeds

    John 14:26

    Getting our language about God right is crucial for handing down the faith once delivered to the saints. While we do not know exactly what it means that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, we confess this ...Read More

  • God the Holy Spirit

    Genesis 1:1–2

    It is easy for us to think of the Spirit as an impersonal force and somehow less than God. In fact, many cults affirm just that. However, the Bible teaches us clearly that the Spirit is God and we are ...Read More

  • Sovereign over Satan

    John 14:29–31

    Satan has a measure of influence over this sinful world. He has this influence only by God’s permission, for authority in this world is not rightfully his. He did not possess it before the fall. Knowing that God is sovereign ...Read More

  • Peace from Jesus

    John 14:27–28

    Jesus has secured peace between His people and the Father, so we can have peace in this world. It is not that we will not face difficulties but that our difficulties will not crush us, for we know that we ...Read More

  • The Theater of Glory

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  • Our Teacher the Holy Spirit

    John 14:25–26

    Sacred Scripture does not consist of merely human writings. Instead, the Scripture is inspired by our triune God and deserves our full attention and submission. When we are reading Scripture, we are reading not merely a humanly written book but ...Read More

  • The Indwelling of the Father and the Son

    John 14:21–24

    Calvin also comments on today’s passage that “the fruit of piety is progress in the knowledge of Christ.” Personal holiness is an important component of understanding the Word of God. If we are not seeking to grow in conformity to ...Read More

  • The Coming of Jesus

    John 14:18–20

    Dr. R.C. Sproul, in his commentary John, notes that the indwelling of Christ in His disciples has ramifications for how we treat other believers. “If we cannot love another person for his or her own sake, we must do ...Read More

  • The Promise of Another Helper

    John 14:16–17

    Because the Spirit of truth has been given to us, we can be confident that the truth will remain in us. He will keep God’s people from falling into soul-condemning error, and He does that by illuminating God’s Word to ...Read More

  • Showing Our Love for Christ

    John 14:15

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary John that “the one who loves Jesus subordinates his own desires to those of the Lord.” Our love for Christ does not merit salvation, and neither does keeping His commandments. But keeping ...Read More

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