by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Comfort Through Trust
Series: Comfort For Troubled Hearts
Stuart Briscoe
John 14:1-14

Jesus, knowing what lay ahead of Him, spent the waning hours of His life with His disciples. It was a difficult time for them, and they became deeply troubled. Jesus' response was to tell them, "Trust God; trust Me, don't let your hearts be troubled." Easier said than done-but still the way for troubled hearts to find comfort.

I. Troubled Hearts.

A. The Savior's troubled heart.
1. Confronting the pain of despair. 11:33

2. Facing the horror of crucifixion. 12:27

3. Recognizing the brutality of betrayal. 13:21

B. The disciples' troubled hearts.
1. Because of disgrace. 13:17

2. Because of desertion. 13:30

3. Because of denial. 13:38

4. Because of disillusionment. 14:5, 8

II. Trusting Hearts.


Part 2: Comfort Through Love
Series: Comfort For Troubled Hearts
Stuart Briscoe
John 14:15-31

It is a well-known fact that human beings have a great need to experience and express love. Failure in either of these areas can lead to profound problems. Jesus taught His troubled disciples about the comfort that comes from loving and being loved.

I. Comfort Through the Example of Love.

A. An example of selfless love. 13:1

B. An expectation of sacrificial love. 13:7

C. An explanation of submissive love. 14:31

II. Comfort Through the Experience of Love.

A. My experience of being loved by the Father. 13:21, 23
1. The universal love of the Father. 3:16

2. The unique love of the Father.

B. The experience of being loved by the Son.
1. The gift of the "Parakletos." 14:16
a. "Another Counselor"-like Jesus. 14:17

b. "Spirit of Truth"-like Jesus.

c. "He will be in you"-like Jesus. See 14:23
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