16th June 2019 – Conditional Spirit?

June 13, 2019 Pastor Matt Bishop

This week we go back to the same Gospel text from last weekend for our sermon, but look at a different part.  In this case, John 14:15-17.  (We will still hear the assigned readings – the one from Proverbs where it personifies Wisdom – Christ in reality – is a beauty).  The way that John 14:15-17 reads is that being given the Holy Spirit is conditional on keeping God’s commands. We’ll look into how keeping the commands of Christ springs from his gift of love.  Christ love needs Christ to be its centre, and that is what we have here.  What is the effect of that?