Jesus says farewell – Part Six (John 14:16-22)

We’re continuing in our series through Jesus’ farewell speech in John 14-17. Yesterday, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to those who love him and obey his teaching. But who is the Holy Spirit, and what is his role?

Back when my eldest was in Kindergarten, I came home one day to be told by my wife that he had been the “star of the day” at school. (Apparently everyone got a turn at being the “star of the day” at some point. I guess it was to prepare them for life in the real world, where everyone at some stage has their turn at being a reality TV contestant.) So I went in to see him, and started off by saying “I hear you were star of the day.”

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