In our pursuit to hear about Jesus through the Gospel of John, the author now invites us to come into the inner sanctuary and hear Jesus’ farewell words to His Disciples – the Eleven! The next 3 chapters express these farewell words.
It all starts with an announcement by the Savior and then He gives three statements of comfort. An outline would look like this:
The Son of Man has been glorified; the time of departure has come
Comfort #1: I return to the Father to prepare a place (14:1–4)
Comfort #2: Rejoice because I am returning to the Father (14:27–28)
Comfort #3: I leave so that the paraklētos can come (16:4b–7)
This morning we are going to examine Jesus’ announcement of His glorification and departure.