These represent the notes I made during my reading of the scriptural text for this lesson. It is not a lesson outline or a lesson plan but really notes about issues and questions that struck me as interesting during my reading. Consequently, the notes do not have a conclusion and very little mention of application. I like to let those things arise while I teach.
2 Background Issues
Today’s lesson (John 16-17) picks up where last week’s lesson (John 13-15) left off. Of course, I didn’t cover any of the John material so let me outline the relation between John 13-15 and John 16-17. The material from John 13-17 may be best thought of as one continuous discourse or a series of connected discourses that revolve around the last supper and Jesus’ farewell to his disciples.