May 12, 2018
Amping It Up A Little Bit
May 12, 2018
Today we will explore John 16 by using the Amplified Bible. “The Amplified Bible attempts to take both
First read the John 16:4-11 using the NIV. Then read the text below with its
John 16:4-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
I have told you these things [now
“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [and taken complete possession of them]. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment: about sin [and the true nature of it], because they do not believe in Me [and My message]; about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me; about judgment [the certainty of it], because the ruler of this world (Satan) has been judged and condemned.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- In what ways did you find the ‘amplification’ of scripture helpful?
- Where did amplification enliven the text or create an image that could be carried throughout the day?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- List the names
forthe Holy Spirit found in the ‘amplification’.
- What can you add to the list from your understanding and experience?
Holy Spirit, God’s breath within us, keep us awake to your presence. You are the richness of life, the power