JESUS PROMISES the Holy Spirit to his followers and, in the Greek text of the Gospel of John, describes the Holy Spirit with the word parakletos, which means both “advocate” and “helper” (John 14:16). Jesus tells us this Spirit, “whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit will point, encourage, and guide us in the way of Jesus and all that he has given us.
—Marjorie J. Thompson and Stephen V. Doughty
The Way of Discernment Participant’s Book
Companions in Christ Series
From page 25 of The Way of Discernment Participant’s Book, Companions in Christ Series by Marjorie J. Thompson and Stephen V. Doughty. Copyright © 2008 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Can you think of a time when you felt nudged to choose a certain path and felt certain that “nudge” was from the Holy Spirit? Share your thoughts.
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.
—John 14:16 (NRSV)
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