Greater Than

Greater Than

My Works > The Works of Jesus

 John 14:12
Luke 10:19-20
Acts 1:1-2

Faith

John 14:12

Prayer

John 14:13-14
Matthew 9:37-38 
Psalm 37:4 

“John Calvin said that we pray, as it were, through Jesus’ mouth. The Father has always longed to hear the prayers of his dear Son – and we pray in his name. The Son gives us his name to pray in so that we pray as him. That relationship between the Father and the Son is what we have been brought in to enjoy – and in prayer, that’s what we do.” 

Michael Reeves

Obedience

John 14:15 
John 14:21 
John 14:23-24 

If we demand a reward to obey God, we love the reward rather than God. The soul that loves God seeks no other reward than that God whom it loves. Were the soul to demand anything else, then it would certainly love that other thing and not God. 

Bernard of Clairvaux

“But all things that God would have us do are hard for us to do – remember that – and hence, he oftener commands us than endeavors to persuade. And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consist.” 

Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Indwelling of The Holy Spirit 

John 14:16-17

“To be filled with the Spirit is the same as to be controlled by the Word. The Spirit of truth uses the Word of truth to guide us into the will and the work of God.”

Warren Wiersbe

Union with Jesus

John 14:18-20
Romans 8:38-39

Love of the Father

John 14:21-24

“If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all.”

J.I. Packer

Peace

John 14:25-31

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