John 14:15-31 Nothing can calm the heart like an experiential knowledge of the triune God. Five sources of power and comfort (1) The Presence of the Spirit (16-17) (2) The Presence of the Son (18-20) (3) The Presence of the Father (21-24) (4) The Presence of the Truth (25-26) (5) The Presence of Peace (27) (6) Conclusion: Jesus’ “departure” from his perspective…
John 14:1-14 Jesus’ person and promises prepare us for life in a broken world Four ways Jesus uses theology to prepare his disciples (1) Jesus’ eschatology comforts (1-3) (2) Jesus’ Christology clarifies (4-6) (3) Jesus’ theology proper reinforces (7-11) (4) Jesus’ ecclesiology encourages (12-14)
Jesus’ mission required his departure but continues on through the witness of the church.
John 13:1–20 Following Christ means receiving his loving service and then exemplifying it Five aspects of Christ’s love (1) A perfect love (1-3) (2) A humble love (4-5) (3) A contingent love (6-8) (4) A determining love (9-11; 18-19) (5) A reproducing love (12-17; 20)
A firm grasp of unbelief should lead to a firm grip on Christ
Psalm 40 Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5b) Ten ways to help you navigate difficult trials while waiting on God: I. Act I: David Looks to a Past Deliverance (40:1-11) 1. Rehearse Past Experiences of Deliverance (1-3) 2. Rely on God’s Protection Rather than the Arm of Flesh (4) 3. Recount the Many Blessings…
God’s discipline should drive us to Biblical confession. How should someone confess to God? They should acknowledge life is short. They should come to God alone. They should be open and honest about their sin. They should ask for forgiveness. They should ask for God’s grace.
We must take sin seriously because it can cause a ripple effect of responses we suffer through.
Psalm 37 When the wicked succeed, shun faithlessness and befriend faithfulness, for God rewards the righteous. Three godly responses when the wicked succeed: I. Shun faithlessness II. Befriend faithfulness III. Believe in Divine Justice
Christians can have confidence that God is a just Ruler, although there is still evil in this world.