If abiding in Jesus and bearing fruit feels impossible, you’re right. We can’t do what we’ve been called to do without divine assistance. Luckily, there’s a helper committed to teaching, reminding and guiding us.
Let's read together.
26 “When the Counselor comes, the one I will send to you from the Father —the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 You also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning."
Some key statements and questions put forward that are important for us to talk about…
"When the Counselor comes..."
"the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—"
“He will testify about me. You also will testify..."
"The Holy Spirit is our teacher, reminder, testifier, and guide to the truth." How amazing is it that God through Jesus provides us with a helper in the very places we can't help ourselves? Write down a few things you've been taught, reminded, testified or guided by the Spirit this week.
“All of those things are impossible without the word of God in your life.” The word of God is the primary vehicle for the Spirit to help us. How often are you relying, studying, and praying through the word? What is something that has been recently revealed to you by the Spirit?
"Have the humility to start over in a season." Starting over is simply admitting that you need to be reminded of truth once again. What is something you need the Spirit to remind you of?
The Holy Spirit teaches. Read through John 15 and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal something of God's truth to you as you do.
The Holy Spirit reminds. Read through John 15 again and ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of a truth you've forgotten.
The Holy Spirit guides. Read through John 15 one last time. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in next steps to respond to what you've read.