Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for John 16:16

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
I. "A LITTLE WHILE AND YOU SHALL NOT SEE ME."
A. Jesus is here referring to the three days and nights that He will be in the sepulchre.
1. Before the day which began at sundown is over, He will be beyond their reach as His body will be lying in the tomb.
2. Oh, what momentous events are about to take place that will thoroughly devastate the disciples.
3. They will see the mock trial, the chanting crowds persuading Pilate to crucify Him.
4. They will see Him hanging on the cross, and watch as the soldier runs the spear through His side.
5. Perhaps they will watch from the shadows as the body is wrapped and placed in the tomb, and the stone is rolled over the door of the sepulchre.
B. "Again, a little while and you shall see Me."
1. Here He is referring to the resurrection.
2. After the three days, they shall see Him again for He will rise from the dead.
3. These are some of the things that He desired to talk to them about, but they were not able to receive them.
4. They could not understand how the Messiah could be put to death. This did not fit into their pre-conceived ideas.
C. "Because I go to the Father."
1. In the garden on the resurrection morning, Jesus said to Mary, "Touch Me not, for I have not yet ascended unto My Father."
2. Here He is linking again His going to the Father with His resurrection.
3. It could be that the first One that He wanted to report to after the resurrection was His Father.
4. Being in His glorified form, He could have ascended to the throne of the Father to report in and tell of the accomplished redemption, before meeting the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
5. Heaven is not that far away.
6. We think of the throne of God being way out in space somewhere beyond our milky way galaxy.
II. "THEN SAID SOME OF THE DISCIPLES, "WHAT IS HE SAYING TO US?"
A. This sounded like a paradox, some kind of mystery.
1. It is amazing how when you do not have all of the facts, you can be so confused, and we often make the mistake of making a judgment on incomplete evidence.
2. I am amazed how quick people are to have opinions and to make judgments on issues where they only have partial facts.
a. I think that this is the reason that Jesus warned us not to judge. For our knowledge of the situation is incomplete.
b. The Lord has all the facts, and is the only one truly qualified to judge.
c. In Luke 6:37, Jesus said, "Judge not and you will not be judged; condemn not and you will not be condemned: forgive and you will be forgiven."
B. We cannot tell what He is saying.
III. "NOW JESUS KNEW THAT THEY DESIRED TO ASK HIM WHAT HE MEANT."
A. He could perceive their confusion so He tenderly seeks to clarify to them the events that will soon transpire.
1. I love the patience with which the Lord deals with our shortcomings.
2. He did not say, "Oh, you numbskulls! Can't you grasp anything?" But patiently and tenderly He explains the emotional trauma they are about to experience.
B. "Verily, verily." This always means to pay close attention. We might say, "Listen carefully now."
1. "You are going to weep and lament but the world is going to rejoice."
a. What a contrast there is between the Christian and the man of the world.
b. The contrast most sharply manifested in the relationship to Jesus Christ.
c. What we weep over, the world rejoices over.
2. I weep over the announced agenda of our new president, while the world rejoices.
3. I weep over the abortion of 27 million babies in the last 20 years while the world rejoices over their ability to choose to abort the unwanted baby.
4. I am disgusted with the filth that pours out from comedians, while the world laughs.
5. The disciples will be weeping and lamenting while the world around them is rejoicing.
6. More and more, I am realizing that I am not of this world.
C. "You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy."
1. When they see the crucifixion and the entombment, they will be sorrowful, but on the third day when they see the risen Lord their sorrow will be turned into joy.
2. How many things in life we sorrow over at the time we are going through them, for we do not see the final result.
3. If we could see beyond today as God does see, then all our tears we'd wipe away, our sorrows flee, O'er present griefs we would not fret, each sorrow we would soon forget, for many joys are waiting yet, for you and me.
4. Incomplete understanding often brings sorrow. They did not understand the resurrection.
5. Unbelief often leads to sorrow. I do not believe that God is going to work all things out for good.
D. Jesus gives an illustration that they could all relate to. A woman when she is in travail is in pain, but as soon as the child is delivered, all the sorrow of the travail is forgotten over the joy of the new baby boy.
1. Your spirit is going to go through great travail, but all of the sorrows will be forgotten when you see the risen Lord.
2. You are going to have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice.
3. Living the Christian life in this evil world can be a painful experience.
a. The first five seconds in heaven will more than make up for any sorrow or suffering that you may have ever experienced on this earth.
b. One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase, so bravely run the race, till we see Christ.
c. They used to sing a song in church when I was younger, and I am glad that it got buried somewhere. "We'll talk it over in the bye and bye, We'll talk it over, my Lord and I, I'll ask the reasons, He'll tell my why, When we talk it over, in the bye and bye."
d. When I get a chance to talk with the Lord, you can be sure that I am not going to ask Him to explain why He allowed some dumb thing to happen to me on this earth.
4. The thing that I like about walking with the Lord through this pilgrimage, is even though the path is often veiled before me, and I might be passing through some deep valley of sorrow, or some fiery affliction, the path may seem dark and gloomy, there may be dangers on every side. I know the end of the story. "And they lived happily ever after."
Sermon Notes for John 16:12 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for John 16:20 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for Luke 1:5 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for Acts 1 Next Book →
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close