John 16:4b-7 – The fact that Jesus going to heaven is better than him staying gives us the benchmark for our experience of the Spirit
John 15:17-16:4a – Having described the New Covenant life, Jesus begins to explain one of the reasons why love within the Church is so important: the world will hate Christians.
Matthew 4:1-11 – As Christians we are called to battle against evil, to know our enemies and to know what is at stake when we are tempted, when we surrender and when we overcome.
John 15:12-17 – At the heart of New Covenant life is understanding, obedience and fellowship – together these make a temple where the Holy Spirit dwells and makes known the glory of God.
John 15:1-12 – Christians bear fruit through union with Christ. The Father prunes our fruitfulness for growth and disciplines our outright disobedience. Our job is to remain in Christ by loving one another as he has loved us.