John 14:31. In chapter 13, Jesus gathered the disciples together in the Upper Room for the Passover meal. 14:31 That the world may know that I love the Father. We realize that the interpretation of John 14:6 is a hot-button item among many Christians. Jesus is telling his disciples that they would be protected by an angel after he is gone; literally a bodyguard from God’s Holy Host, that will be left with each of them for the rest of their lives on Earth. John 14:1. Let not your heart be troubled In some copies this verse begins thus, and he said to his disciples; and certain it is, that these words are addressed to them in general, Peter being only the person our Lord was discoursing with in the latter part of the preceding chapter; but turning, as it were, from him, he directs his speech to them all. l Martha served , and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table . John 14 Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany 12 Six days before i the Passover , j Jesus therefore came to Bethany , k where Lazarus was , whom Jesus had raised from the dead . THE FAREWELL DISCOURSE . In the context of the Fourth Gospel the second explanation seems more plausible. But why should the disciples have rejoiced? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 14:1-6. The exclusivist and inclusivist interpretations are also the source of much animosity by non-Christians against Christians. The People's New Testament by B.W. Arise, let us go hence. In my name - This is equivalent to saying on my account, or for my sake. 17:4-5). But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. John 14:1-14 . Browse Sermons on John 14:1-6. Whatsoever ye shall ask - This promise referred particularly to the apostles in their work of spreading the gospel; it is, however, true of all Christians, if what they ask is in faith, and according to the will of God, James 1:6; 1 John 5:14. EXEGESIS: JOHN 13-17. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there . Because Jesus is on the way to the Father who will glorify him (cf. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. His obedience in the hour of trial demonstrated that he so loved the Father that he sought not his own, but the Father's will. Jesus began by washing the disciples’ feet, modeling servant ministry (13:1-20). However, explaining all three interpretations is important because the typical Christian only hears of one of the three viewpoints in their church. The disciples were aware of Jesus’ conflict with Jewish authorities and the danger that it presented.