"Proof of Discipleship"
Rev. Brad Tubbesing
– Jesus' disciples are scared, fearful about the future ahead. He gives them a "call to action" to motivate, encourage them to press on and continue his work
– He does the same for us when we are discouraged and want to give up
1) Promise of glorification (vv. 1-11)
– He gives them a promise:
– "trust in God; trust also in me" "I go to prepare a place for you"
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life"
The promise of glorification leads to …
2) Pursuit of good works (vv. 12-14)
– When we begin to grasp his grace it makes a radical difference in how we live our lives:
– "If you love me, you will keep my commandments" we carry on his mission
"through even greater works"
The pursuit of good works requires …
3) Provision of Holy Spirit (vv. 15-24)
– He will send us a "helper" to assist them in this work
– "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you"
The provision of the Holy Spirit results in …
4) Peace (vv. 25-31)
– Peace/Shalom that rests in the fact that we are eternally accepted by God
– "My peace I give to you" "peace which passes all understanding" (Phil. 4)
– If you really believed these truths what risks would you undertake for his kingdom?
– How would your life look different?
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