MAY 16. 2021 // a year with jesus' best friend: the gospel
Jesus is the Way
13:10 "And you are clean, though not every one of you."
13:21 "One of you is going to betray me."
13:33 "...I will be with you only a little longer."
"...where I am going you cannot follow me now."
13:38 "...before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!"
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me."
Be calm by maintaining an eternal perspective
"In my Father's house there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I'm going to prepare a place for you."
Be calm by remembering Jesus is coming back
"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 be where I am."
Be calm by knowing the way home
"You know the way to where I am going."
"Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
"Lord, where are you going?"
Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow me later." Peter asked, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
I am the Way in order for people to be saved.
I am the Truth in order for people to be sure.
"Mind, as it came from its Maker, is organized for truth, as the eye to perceive light, and the ear to hear sounds."
I am the Life that people may be strong.
Are you troubled by guilt?
1 JOHN 1:7
...the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Are you troubled by uncertainties you are facing?
1 JOHN 2:17
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Are you troubled due to loneliness?
1 JOHN 4:15
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.
Are you troubled by the fear of death?
1 JOHN 4:8
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 JOHN 5:11
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
Are you troubled by feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of this world?
1 JOHN 5:4
...for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.