Contributed on Mar 15, 2011
In the midst of all our worries and fears, how can we calm our troubled hearts?
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: The Key to Peace” John 14:1 It’s time to take a little inventory. I’m going to ask you several questions. For each question answer, silently, whether your response is NEVER, SELDOM, FREQUENTLY, OR CONSISTENTLY. Here we go. First ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2011
Our troubled hearts can be relieved when our future is secure.
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: A Secure Future” John 14:2-3 In 1997, The Houston Chronicle, recorded a story about Princess Diana's death. In the early hours of August 31, the princess died in a Paris hospital after a violent car accident. Just a few weeks before her death, on ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2011
We live in a security conscious age. What security is there for our journey through life now and in the future?
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: A GPS for Life’s Journey” John 14:4-6 1,630,000,000. That’s the number of internet sites that deal with security. Is there any doubt we live in a security conscious age? But how do we know that number is significant? I googled two other terms and discovered ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2011
It's amazing how quickly we settle for less that what is promised and possible. So what do we do with Jesus' outlandish promises about power for living?
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: Power for the Future” John 14:7-14 In one of Charles Schultz's ‘Peanuts’ cartoons Snoopy, the hound of heaven, says of Woodstock, that would-be bird of paradise, "Someday Woodstock is going to be a great eagle." Then in the next frame he ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2011
Jesus guarantees that he has a relationship with us for life.
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: A Relationship for Life” John 14:15-24 One of our sons, when he was very young, had a fear that centered on me and Barb. Every time we left to go somewhere he was concerned that something would happen and feared we therefore would not come back. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2011
Jesus shared His last will and Testament with His diciples. What did He bequeath to them to give them confidence and hope?
“Setting Troubled Hearts at Rest: A Basis for Relief” John 14:25-31 We usually see the scene in a movie or a television ad – the head of the family has died and the family is sitting nervously in the lawyer’s office as he prepares to read the will. Tension and anxiety ...read more