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Unformatted text preview: The Spirit continues the work of Christ a. He is sent by the Father and the Son b. He is called the Spirit of Truth, Holy Spirit, Another Paraclete c. He will be with disciples and in them to comfort d. He witnesses to Christ and brings his teachings to remembrance e. He convicts of sin and of righteousness f. He leads Christ’s followers into truth 3. Johannine Ecclesiology: a. The community is one because of their unity in Christ b. The character of the community is love c. The community is the locus of the manifestation of God d. John “democratizes” church order ? – Does the juxtaposition of the Beloved Disciple over Peter imply a corrective ? a. Worship is in Spirit and in Truth, independent of form and place (jn. 4:21-24) b. Ministry is universal, compassionate and inspired c. Sacraments are incarnational d. Apostolicity is extended to all believers e. Authority is determined by truth, not by status or position...
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- Christianity, Christian terms, Gospel of John