Does Jesus Care?
I. The Disciples' Fear
A. The Reasons for Their Fear
B. The Results of Their Fear
II. The Disciples' Frustration
III. The Disciples' Future
A. The Promise
B. The Preparation
Years ago there was an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in Oxford, and Charles Marriott, the saintly vicar of St. Mary's, was visiting one of the dying victims. He had with him Sister Marian, of the Incarnation.
The dying woman was blaspheming, and crying aloud: ''I don't believe in Christ.'' As the Sister bent over her the Vicar said: ''You believe in Sister Marian?
There was a silence, and then the poor creature pulled the Sister's head down to her and kissed her cheek, sobbing out: ''Yes, I believe in Sister Marian. '' Another silence, and at length, with her last breath, she said, ''I believe in God! Lord Jesus, have mercy!''
Lost men and women will never be convicted of their sin, converted from their sin, until they are convinced that Jesus Christ really cares for them. The savior didn't save us to sit, soak and sour, but he saved us so that we could convince the world that He really cares.
The church world needs to begin believing and behaving in such a way that we will show those that are slaves of Satan that Christ really loves us.
We really need a change of attitude and actions to help convince them of this.
In this passage we see that the Savior cared for his disciples. I want you to see three ways in which He showed He cares.
I. THE DISCIPLES' FEAR
Their hearts would be filled with fear and despair as the events of the next few hours closed in. The one they loved would walk the path leading to Gethsemane, Gabbatha, Golgotha, and the grave then glory.
A. THE REASONS FOR THEIR FEAR
1. The announcement THAT CAUSED FEAR
1. His withdrawal from the earth filled their hearts with fear. Life would be difficult and they were depressed, frightened, and alone. Little Children, yet ...
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