New Blog Post: A Preview of the April 15 Sermon Based on John 14:1-14 NLT

This Sunday we will continue our journey with Jesus via the Gospel of John.  As you know, we just celebrated the resurrection of our Lord.  Now we will go back in time, as it were, and study John 14:1-14 NLT.  As far as the Jesus-story goes, this is before his death and resurrection.  So it may seem odd that we study it at this time.  But as we are in the season of Easter, I want to continue to focus on Jesus, and especially on the new life that we have through his death and resurrection.  This text has provided comfort to countless people over the centuries.  In fact, I’ve found it to be especially helpful at the time of death.  This text makes a wonderful graveside or funeral service reading, as it provides much comfort.  I don’t know what you are going through today, but whatever your trouble or challenge, Jesus says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God.  Trust also in me” (John 14:1).  The teaching, life, death and resurrection of our Lord is supposed to bring us comfort in a life of challenge and trouble.  The good news in this text is that Jesus has gone before you to be with the Father.  And some day he will come back for you, so that you may be with him for all eternity–if you trust in him.  So I leave you with a question for reflection: Do you trust in the Lord, and what does that look like in your life?

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