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Summary: Here is a great sermon to use to minister to the Broken Hearted.

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Seven Stitches of Truth to Mend a Troubled Heart

Subject: Mending troubled hearts.

Text: John 14:1-14

Theme: How to mend a troubled heart?

Introduction:

In this sin-cursed world, we often face tremendous heartache and pain. Uncertainty clouds the mind and troubles the soul. We deal with sickness, financial distress, and lives destroyed by sin on a daily basis. Sometimes we feel crushed beneath this unbearable Load.

Our loving Savior is now preparing the eleven remaining disciples for the heart-wrenching events of Calvary. We have seen Him teach humility through His lesson in foot washing. We have seen Him teach and command these disciples to love each other. In our passage today, we see Jesus teach that no matter what, He will never fail His own!

So, if you come here this morning with your heart aching from this world’s awful curse, listen with these disciples of old to the stitches of truth that will mend your troubled heart. These are Jesus’ promises to every believer.

I. You can trust me! (v.1)

A. You already know you can trust the Father in troubled times.

1. Psalm 43:5, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

2. Isaiah 26:3-4, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. [4] Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”

3. Isaiah 43:1-2, “But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. [2] When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

B. You can trust Jesus too!

1. 2 Cor. 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

II. I have a plan for you. (v.2)

A. This place has been in construction over 2000 years.

1. 2 Cor. 5:1-2, “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. [2] For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.”

B. Heaven will be a place for all the saints of God.

1. Hebrews 11:8-10 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. [9] By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: [10] For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

2. Col. 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

3. Rev. 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [2] And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. [4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

III. I am coming back. (v. 3)

A. Work until He returns.

1. Acts 1:7-11 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. [8] But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. [9] And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. [10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; [11] Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

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