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Judas (Not Iscariot) -- The Disciple Who Learned About The Holy Spirit (12 of 13)
12 Men Who Changed The World
INTRO: I want you to take your bibles now this morning and be finding your place at John chapter 14 if you would. This morning we are going to be studying about a disciple who was known by three different names. He was called "Judas Lebbaeus Thaddaeus," (that's a mouthful) but for the sake of simplicity and sanity we'll just refer to him this morning as the Bible does here in John 14, as Judas (not Iscariot). And as we study an event in Judas' life, you're going to be learning about a man who saw the invisible. And so this morning I want you to learn the lesson that Judas learned about how to see the invisible. You know, in order to see the invisible you've got to know the unknowable and then you can do the impossible. And that's what we're going to learn how to do this morning as we study the Word of God together.
John 14, beginning with verse 21. ""He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him." (In other words, I'll make myself known to him.) 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
Now, Judas Lebbeaus Thaddaeus was an obscure disciple. We know very little about him. As a matter of fact, all that we really ...
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