It is the last night of Jesus’ life. He is in the upper room with his disciples and has told them that he has to go away. This information concerning his departure has caused the disciples to have troubled hearts. Jesus is erasing those fears by telling them about what will happen. For Jesus to leave the disciples is for their benefit as he will prepare a place in the Father’s house for them (14:1-4). Further, whoever believes in Jesus will do the works of Jesus and greater works than these (14:12-14). The work of Jesus was to save the world from their sins and point to the glory of Jesus. When Jesus left his disciples, their work was not over but only begin. Those who believe in Jesus will continue the mission of Jesus, saving the world from their sins by proclaiming the gospel message to the ends of the earth.
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