Between the Lines: Pentecost Sunday: May 27, 2012

Text: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.

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A mock trial at the Colonie Youth Court in Latham, New York. White House photo by Shealah Craighead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What do you recall of a time in your life when someone has been an advocate for you? Who was it? Why did they come to your assistance? What did they do on your behalf? What truth did they speak? To whom did they speak that truth? How did you feel about them doing this?

When have you been called upon to advocate for another, at school, at work, in the church, at home? How did you act as an advocate? What motivated you to do so? What were you able to bring to the situation that otherwise might have been missing?

What do you know of an advocate within yourself? On whose behalf does he or she speak? How do you respond to the advocate? When or how do you accept their advocacy? When or how do you choose to ignore your inner advocate? What are the consequences for choosing to listen or not?

– Andy Kille

“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. BibleWorkbench includes a series of open-ended questions focused on a reading in the Common Lectionary aimed at drawing readers into the story and making connections with the world around them and the world within. Also included are “Between the Lines” reflections, Parallel Readings from literature, poetry, and the news, and Critical Background on the text and its setting. For details and subscription information, go to

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