Funeral Message-Promises of Jesus
Jesus was anticipating His own death and gave us Several promises.
1. A promised peace.
-Let not your hearts be troubled.
-Certainly the death of a loved one causes us to have a troubled heart.
-Because it is not normal
-Because of the hurt.
-Because of the empty place that is behind.
-Jesus us sufficient to meet all of these troubles.
-He promised us His peace.
--A peace that passes understanding.
--A peace that only He can give.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
-The peace that Jesus gives is a peace that comes from the inside.
-A peace that comes from an undying confidence that
God is in control and knows what He is doing.
II. A Promised place.
-It is a beautiful place.
-This place is not just a mansion. It is to be where
-The importance of a place in not in its location, it is in who else is there.
-Jesus said the He would be there
-It is a prepared place.
--Prepared in heaven.
--Prepared in advance.
--It is a reserved place.
We have an “inheritance…reserved in heaven”
III. There is a promised path. Vs. 6
-I am the way….
-There is no back door to heaven.
-There are not many paths….
-Jesus is the only way.
Do you have God’s promised peace?
Do you have God’s promised place?
The only way is to come by the promised path…