The Gospel of John: Jesus Brings Us Joy

From John 13 through John 17, Jesus is giving His disciples parting instructions over the Passover meal before He goes to the cross. He has just told the disciples that Judas would betray Him, that He is leaving and going to His Father, that Peter will deny Him, and that the world with hate them and seek to kill them on account of Him. That’s a lot of bad news in one dinner party! If you were to describe how the disciples were feeling in that moment - it certainly would not be joyful. But in John 16:16-33, Jesus encourages the disciples that their sorrow will be transformed into joy! In this passage, we learn that Jesus brings us joy through sorrow, in answered prayer, and in His victory!

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