Sorrow will be turned to joy
John 16:16-24
Jesus will transform our sorrow into joy and make our joy complete
Published July 24th, 2018
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Is there a reason why he uses θεωρεῖτέ the first time and ὄψεσθέ the second time? (θεωρεῖτέ=to see "empirically", to observe/ὄψεσθέ=to notice, to gaze, "spiritual connotation) Thesis: Jesus will turn our sorrow into joy The joys of the world ought to bring us sorrow Jesus takes our sorrows and transforms them into joy We need to pray that our joy may be complete
John 16:16-24
In a little while and no longer will you see me, and again in a little while you will see me.
Thus the disciples said to one another: what is this that he says to us "in a little while and no longer will you see me, and again in a little while and you will see me? and because I am departing to the father?
then they said, what is this (he says) in a little while ? we do not know what he is saying.
Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him [questions], and he said to them, why do you seek with one another concerning this I said that in a little while you not will see me and again in a little while you will see me?
Truly, truly, I say to you will weep and you will mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will become sorrowful but your sorrow will become joy.
Whenever a woman gives birth she has pain, because her hour has come, but whenever her infant is born, no longer does she remember the pain through the joy that she brought a man into the world.
And therefore now you will indeed have sorrow, but again I will see you, and there will be joy in your heart and no one will be able to take your joy away from you.
And in that day you will have no questions fro me. Truly, truly I say to you, whatever you ask the father in my name I will give to you.
until now you have not asked in my name; ask and receive, in order that your joy may be complete.
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