Summary: A message about the wonders of heaven
14 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
= As we travel down Highway one
Watch out for warning signs
We must follow forgiveness = as Christ has forgiven us
We must cross the bridge of Trust
We must realize that detours comes
there will come a day for all of us when we will exit off this Christian life - This life will be over (We will take our last breathe upon this earth)
James 4:14 (KJV)
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
One day when life is over
this world will fade away -
we will see our Saviour
in life's eternal day -
What a joy that day will be
we'll look upon his face
thankful for His goodness
and thankful for His grace .
= All of us that know the Lord Jesus Christ will see Him face to face - we will meet the Lord Jesus Christ. --> So will we ever be with the LORD! -
= Paul said that our "SALVATION WILL BECOME SIGHT"
= All that we have walked by "FAITH" and not by sight = all that we could not see the outcome ---> but just trusted the LORD in ======>> We will see the LORD! AND ALL WILL MAKE SENSE
Jesus is telling His disciples that He is going away :: The destination => The CROSS!
Jesus is reassuring the disciples that of who HE IS "You believe in GOD believe also in me" => We must understand that Jesus Christ is God.
Jesus Christ was going to a cross = The Creator God was clothing himself in human flesh
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [Humbled himself = why would a prophet have to humbleself to be a man = why would a good teacher have to humble himself to become a man = there is only one reason ---> Jesus was more than all of these ==> HE WAS JEHOVAH GOD]
Obedient unto death = When the Lord Jesus Christ “was on the cross” He gave UP THE GHOST. HE CHOOSE TO DIE = HE BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH!
Jesus told his disciples = trust the one that knows tomorrow; trust the one that knows the past; the one that controls the nature; and the universe = Jesus said "You believe in God (trust in God) you can also believe in me!
He is giving these disciples confidence
He is giving these disciples help in time of need
He is giving these disciples a final destination
I. THE TROUBLED HEART
Jesus said “Let not your heart be troubled”
As we consider the course of life.
When we consider the trying times that we all face.
When we consider the sorrows and the hurts that come our way
Harasio Spafford “When sorrows like sea billows roll"
All of us many times lay victim to a troubled heart!
All of us are tempted to have a troubled heart
Jesus Christ looking to his disciples = and what would lay ahead for them :: the challenges and course that they would take = don’t let your heart be troubled