Ray Stedman - August 12, 1973
The Abiding Principles
Scripture References: John 16:16-33
From Series: "Secrets of the Spirit"
Great lessons Jesus taught his disciples in the Upper Room Discourse on the night He was betrayed and sent to the cross. "This passage takes us into the intimate thoughts of Jesus just before the crucifixion. Some have called this the holy of holies of Scripture. That is, if you think of Scripture as a temple, then this is the sanctuary, in which you come into the very presence of God himself. By means of his words to his disciples, we are permitted here to enter into the thinking and emotions of Jesus just before his own crucifixion. Within hours of this event the Lord was hanging upon a cross. In less than twenty-four hours he was dead and buried. These therefore constitute the last words of Jesus before his own death."