Presentation on theme: "John 14: 1-6 THE WAY. Jesus informs disciples of his betrayal by Judas …of Peter’s betrayal …of His imminent death The world as the disciples understood."— Presentation transcript:
John 14: 1-6 THE WAY
Jesus informs disciples of his betrayal by Judas …of Peter’s betrayal …of His imminent death The world as the disciples understood it was falling apart. Some background…
“Let not your heart be troubled…” A theology of here and now, health & prosperity, entitlement, heaven on earth, and it’s “all about me” consumer mentality has robbed God’s people of the truth…. Our hope is based on who Jesus is and what Jesus says: v1b “Believe in God and in Christ.” Jesus offers hope…
1.Our Father has many mansions 2.Jesus is preparing a place 3.That place is for us based on v 6 4.Jesus is coming again to this earth 5.Jesus will receive us to Himself Home is where your heart is….where is your heart? 5 Reasons not to be troubled
Jm 2:5 “Listen, beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith & heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love him?” “The kingdoms of this world, they have become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” We sing it, BUT DO WE BELIEVE IT? This world is not our home
There is an unseen dimension which coexists w/the material world we presently perceive. (Elisha prayed that the eyes of Gehazi would be opened!) 1 Cor 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for them that love Him.” Jn 14:3 “….that where I am, you may also be.” “I go to prepare a place…”
Jn 14:6 “I AM (Gr: ego eimi – I alone ) the Way, the Truth and the Life…” Mt 7:13 “Narrow is the way which leads to life eternal, & broad is the path that leads to destruction.” The Father kept the way to heaven very exclusive so that when counterfeits arose, there would be no confusion. Acts 4:12 “salvation in no other…no other name given….” How do we get there?
Jn 14:8 & 9 “Lord, show us….He who sees Me sees the Father…” Hb 1:3 “and He (Jesus) is the …exact representation of His (the Father’s) nature…” Col 1:5 “ And He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” Col 2:9 “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” Have you captured the revelation?
In this world of “shaking,” is your heart troubled? To Whom and to what is your heart anchored? The challenge…
Jn 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The encouragement…