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.
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