Don’t Overthink It

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John 16:25-33 The disciples struggled to understand Jesus for most of His ministry. At the end of Jesus’ Farewell Sermon, they finally get it. Jesus came from God! It took about three years for what Jesus had been saying all along to click because the disciples couldn’t take Jesus’ words at face value. Sometimes we have to trust what Jesus …

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow (11-29-20)

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John 16:16-24 Goodbyes are sad, but they are also sweet. It’s sad to be apart, but sweet to know a reunion is coming. The disciples are learning Jesus is serious about leaving the world soon. Jesus knows His departure will bring tears but one day they will rejoice because Jesus will return. That same joy is in all of our …

Inside is Better than Beside (11-22-20)

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John 16:7-15 Most attractions often include a guided tour. But, there are times that choose to avoid the guided tour. We think we know enough or can figure it out on our own. The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know. A tour guide can fill you in on what you don’t know. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would guide …

I Don’t Got What It Takes (11-15-20)

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John 16:1-6 The disciples are nervous, scared, and confused that Jesus is leaving and apparently the world will turn against them. At this point, Jesus warns them of what will come so they will not fall away. Jesus wants the disciples to know that no matter what happens next, they are not alone. The Spirit will guide them. The Father …