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2 John 14 How to Turn Confusion into Comfort

3 Christmas Red & Green

4 Christmas Blues

5 Confusion

6 Disappointment with Expectations

7 Relational Disappointment

8 Confusion

9 Are you disappointed? confused? discouraged?

10 Disappointment

11 Disappointment

12 Disappointment with God

13 Confusion

14 Disappointment

15 Confusion Comfort

16 Jesus proved He was the way for eternal life by miraculously healing a blind man (John 9)

17 Lazarus, come out! (John 11)

18 Signs in Johns Gospel Signs unique to John's Gospel in yellow (6 of the 9 miracles) WATER TO WINE 2:1-11 HEALING OFFICIALS SON 4:46-54 HEALING PARALYTIC 5:1-18 FEEDING :1-15 WALKING ON WATER 6:16-24 HEALING BLIND MAN 9:1-7 RAISING LAZARUS 11:1-45 CHRISTS RESURRECTION 20:1-31 FISH CATCH 21:1-3

19 Judas had already left to betray Christ As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him (13:27)

20 Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him that very night (13:38)

21 Preparing the Disciples in the Upper Room Discourse (John 13:31–16:33) This Gothic depiction in John Marks Jerusalem home isnt quite like the real upper room but it does give us some idea

22 Both Jews and Romans reclined at a U-shaped table

23 Comfort 3 ways to replace confusion with comfort Confusion

24 I. Life: Realize that Jesus is preparing a wonderful life in heaven for you (14:1-4).

25 Dont let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14:1 NLT )

26 Your Heart Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5)Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life (Prov. 4:23)Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life (Prov. 4:23)

27 Dont let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14:1 NLT )Dont let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14:1 NLT )

28 John 14:2 Mansions (KJV) In my Fathers house are many mansions... (KJV)

29 John 14:2

30 Marriage Backgrounds in Jewish Literature Marriage depicts Christs love for the church (Eph. 5)

31 The First Century Wedding Procession The procession parallels Christs return for His Bride, the Church Brides House Grooms House (in Fathers House)

32 We will be caught up (raptured) in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thess. 4:17)

33 I. Life: Realize that Jesus is preparing a wonderful life in heaven for you (14:1-4).

34 II. Way: Trust Christ as the only way you can reach God (14:5-14).

35 John 14:6

36 Dr. Steve McSwain Therefore, I now know that when Jesus said, I am the way, the truth...no one comes to the Father but by me, he was not saying, as Christian history has mistakenly thought, There is no other way to God but by me. He was simply saying instead, The way I live is the way to know God--it's also the way to live happily in this world. If you want to know God, follow my way...emulate how I live, how I think, the way I treat myself, others, and the world."

37 Other texts say the same... "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12)."Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). "He who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him" (John 3:36)."He who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him" (John 3:36).

38 Other texts say the same... "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5)."For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (1 John 5:11- 12)"And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (1 John 5:11- 12)

39 Is there really only one way?

40 The ONE Way

41 Lee Strobel jesuschristonly.com

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43 I. Life: Realize that Jesus is preparing a wonderful life in heaven for you (14:1-4).

44 II. Way: Trust Christ as the only way you can reach God (14:5-14).

45 The Holy Spirit! How could the disciples cope once Jesus left them to return to heaven?

46 III. Truth: Submit to the Spirits teaching (14:15-31).

47 Spirit Ministries (John 14:15-31) Counsels & teaches (15-21)

48 The Spirit Advocate

49 The Paraclete (14:16) Advocate = Counselor = Comforter Greek options for another: Heteros = another of a different kind Greek = one who comes alongside Allos = another of the same kind The Spirit will come alongside us in the same way as Jesus Himself!

50 The Spirit indwelling is Gods new work!

51 Spirit Ministries (John 14:15-31) Counsels & teaches (15-21) Enables obedience & grants peace (22-31) Counsels & teaches (15-21) Enables obedience & grants peace (22-31)

52 John 14:27

53 Confusion Comfort

54 ? How can you replace your confusion with Christs comfort? Trust the one way, one truth, and one life! One Way (5-14) One Truth (15-31) One Life (1-4)

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