Using the five NT occurrences of the Greek noun paraklētos, (Jn. 14:16; 14:26; 15:26; 16:7–8; and 1 John 2:1), God gives us provisions for the five basic difficulties in the Christian life. This is the fourth: God has made provision for our being a witness to the world.
Scriptures for Study: In his parting words, what did Paul tell Timothy to do? What reason did Paul give for doing this (2 Tim. 4:1–4)?