27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.
- Why was Jesus able to offer his peace to the disciples in the middle of telling them about his death?
- Contrast the peace that Jesus gives and the “peace” the world gives.
- Do I have this peace of Jesus?
- Why does the “ruler of this world” (i.e. Satan) have “no claim” on Jesus?
- What is the relationship between doing as “the Father has commanded me” and freedom from the influence of “the ruler of this world”?