TROUBLED BY DEATH
Death is never easy. It is never
expected. And when someone has died
it is never easy to accept.
Death is always a troubling experience.
We hear Jesus encouraging his
disciples concerning His own death. He
says "DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS
Jesus had just told them of his own
approaching death. For 3 years he
had been their close friend -
they had forsaken everything to
follow him - their families, their
occupation - their friends. And now
Jesus was telling them he was going to
die and go away but that they should
not be troubled.
1"Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God, trust also in me. 2In
my Father's house are many rooms;
if it were not so, I would have told
you. I am going there to prepare a
place for you. 3And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come
back and take you to be with me
that you also may be where I am.
4You know the way to the place
where I am going. 5Thomas said to
him, Lord, we don't know where you
are going, so how can we know the
way? 6Jesus answered, I am the
way and the truth and the life. No
one comes to the Father except
In these words, Jesus gives us the
ingredients of a strong and sustaining
FAITH IN A PERSON
FAITH IN A PLACE
FAITH IN A PROMISE
I. FAITH IN A PERSON
"trust in God, trust also in me.
Psalm 14:1 "The fool has said
in his heart. There is no God.
For God so loved the world that
he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal
To believe in God is one thing.
To believe in Christ is another.
To believe in God makes one a
To believe in Christ makes one a
Christ is the savior
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