Learning the Ropes

November 8th, 2018



John 14:15-31

If you have ever been around a toddler, you may have noticed how quickly they learn new words, behaviors, and skills every day. When we intentionally work with our children to teach them new things, there is no end to what they can learn. Hearing someone so new to the world say, “more please,” is amazing!

In John 14 Jesus was preparing his disciples for life after his departure. Undoubtedly they were confused—they didn’t understand Jesus’ mission in the first place much less their mission after he left. Regardless of their comprehension, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to guide and continue teaching them. Just like a small child, Jesus knew that his followers would need an intentional teacher. The Holy Spirit guides, teaches, and reminds Jesus’ followers of all that Jesus taught them (whether they understood it at the time or not).

Are you listening to the teaching of the Holy Spirit? What new things is the Spirit teaching you? What things has the Spirit reminded you of today? You will be amazed at the things you can learn with the Holy Spirit teaching you!

Author: Stefanie Hendrickson


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