Holy Spirit: The Paraclete

January 22, 2017 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: Power

Holy Spirit: The Paraclete

John 14:16; 26; 15:26; 16:7-8; 12-15


Helper (Paraclete) = Holy Spirit.

Benefits for the Believer:

  • He empowers us.
  • He advocates for us.
  • He guides us into truth.

Take Home Idea: As believers we have an amazing companion, a Helper who empowers us, advocates for us, and guides us into truth.



"Holy Spirit: The Paraclete" Small Group Questions

John 14:16; 26; 15:26; 16:7-8; 12-15



When was a time you felt alone, scared or panicked? How did you deal with it?

Review Pastor Joel's sermon and Take Home Idea. What struck you about the sermon?

What do you have questions about?

Dig: Read John 14:1-16

Jesus makes an outrageous statement in vs. 12.  What do “greater works” do you think he was talking about?

How do you think the disciples anticipated the Spirit begin part of their lives, in comparison to the personal presence of Jesus with them?

Look at 16:7,8. What advantages does Pastor Joel name in the arrival of the Paraclete?

How does the Holy Spirit empower the believer today?

How does He guide believers into truth?

Which of those advantages is most meaningful for you? Why?


Choose one of the three:

How has the Holy Spirit empowered you or advocated for you, and guided you into truth recently?

How are you allowing “The Wind” to catch you?

Close this time sharing and praying together as a group.

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