The Power To Persevere by Larry Wynn

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THE POWER TO PERSEVERE
JOHN 14:15-18
MARCH 15, 1998 A.M.
SERIES: LESSONS THAT LIFT LIFE
Larry Wynn
SUBJECT: PERSEVERANCE

I. INTRODUCTION

A. WHAT MAKES WHAT WE DO IN CHURCH
TODAY RELEVANT IN THE WORLD OUT
THERE TOMORROW?

B. LOOK AT THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE
TODAY. THE PRESSURES, THE PROBLEMS,
THE STRESS, THE STRAIN, THE DECISIONS,
AND THE DIFFICULTIES.

C. JESUS FACED THE SAME DIFFICULTIES WITH
HIS DISCIPLES.

1. HE LAYS SOME SHOCKING NEWS ON
THEM.

a. THE NEWS IS FOUND IN JOHN 14-
15.

b. HE TELLS THEM HE IS ABOUT TO
GO AWAY.

c. HE TELLS THEM HE IS ABOUT TO
SEND THEM INTO THE WORLD.

2. WHAT KIND OF WORLD WHERE THESE
GUYS BEING SENT INTO?


a. PAGAN. THE VALUES OF THE
WORLD WOULD BE SO
DIFFERENT FROM THOSE HE
HAD TAUGHT THEM. THE
WORLD, AT BEST, WOULD ONLY
TOLERATE BELIEVERS AND, AT
WORST, PERSECUTE THEM.

b. PERPLEXING WORLD. CHOICES
WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE;
UNPOPULAR CHOICES AT THAT.

c. PROBLEMS. GRIEF, PAIN, HURT,
AND DIFFICULTIES.

d. PERILS. DANGERS. NOT ONLY
PHYSICAL ONES, BUT
EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL.

D. HOW DOES ONE HANDLE ALL THIS?

1. THE ANSWER IS NOT A PROGRAM.

2. THE ANSWER IS A PERSONALITY.

3. JESUS SAID, “I AM SENDING YOU INTO
THE WORLD, AND I WILL NOT BE HERE
IN MY PHYSICAL BODY, BUT THAT’S
NOT BAD. THAT’S GOOD. I WILL SEND
THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

E. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR POWER TO
PERSEVERE IN TODAY’S WORLD.

1. THERE ARE OVER 180 REFERENCES TO
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW
TESTAMENT.


2. THIS ONE IS WITH US WHEREVER WE
GO.

3. HE WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE ANY
SITUATION.

4. THERE ARE MANY WORDS TO
DESCRIBE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

a. ENCOURAGER.

b. HELPER.

c. ADVISOR.

d. ADVOCATE.

e. COMFORTER.

5. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE SOMEONE
YOU NEED ALONG SIDE OF YOU?

F. BEFORE YOU CAN APPRECIATE HIS DAILY
WORK YOU MUST ACCEPT HIS ETERNAL
WORK.

II. THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’S
WORK IN OUR L ...


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