“When I’m Gone:
You Will Have Invincible Joy”
Introduction: the pursuit of happiness
1) Jesus wins us invincible joy… (vv16-22)
2)…by bringing us into relationship with God. (vv23-28)
-Enjoying access to God…
…on Jesus’ authority
…with Jesus’ aims
-What things do you look to in life to bring you happiness? Why do you think so many experiences of happiness are partial and short-lived?
-Are there times when you feel God is more likely to answer your prayers than at other times? What difference should it make knowing that we’re praying on Jesus’ authority?
-Do we tend to think of salvation as a thing? What difference should it make to the way we pray knowing that salvation is the relationship?
-What kinds of things hold us back from praying? What truths from this passage can help us knock-down those obstacles?