The wisdom literature of John has helped us understand “who is the Father,” “who is Jesus the Son?” Now we learn “who are the disciples, and what role are they being called to play?” The discourses in John chapters 14-17 offer instruction to Yeshua’s disciples.
John chapters 14-17 are lengthy discourses that continue to be Hebrew wisdom literature. They offer a wealth of understanding to those who can penetrate the artistic nature of the text. In this session we penetrate a depth of understanding about Yeshua’s declaration: “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.”
In this session we will discover the meaning of being sent by exploring the ancient custom of agency. The agent was regarded as one with the sender, thus commanding the same power and authority to act on the sender’s behalf. This concept will become important when we consider, in a later session, how Yeshua is sending his disciples.