by Terry J. Hallock

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Jesus: The Way, Truth and Life (4 of 6)
God's Design and Desires
Terry J. Hallock
John 14:1-7
October 3, 1999

We have reached the point in learning the marvelous truth about God's dynamic design and divine desire for our lives where we are ready to come home again. We are ready to leave the old person Satan has tried to convince us we'd always be and grasp the new person Jesus died for us to become. Like the Prodigal we've "come to our senses" and turned our hearts toward home.

Jesus is waiting at the head of the lane which leads to the Father's house and He is about to give us the singular promise of hope for which we've hungered and fill us with the divine truth which will make that promise our own. Open the Word to the fourteenth chapter of John's Gospel and listen as Jesus shows you the path to home.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." Thomas said, to him, "Lord we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

Jesus spoke those words to the Disciples only days before He would weep in the Garden, be nailed to the Cross, and be buried in a borrowed tomb. And they knew in their heart of hearts that it was about to happen. Oh, they didn't yet know the specifics, but they knew in their spirit that dark clouds were gathering and it frightened them beyond description. They sensed that their lives were about to spin out of control. Their hearts were troubled.

Your heart may also be troubled. The storm clouds may b ...

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