Messy Christianity…Overwhelming Joy

Joy in its Maturity (4)

John 16                                                                                    Pastor Todd Harker

June 11, 2017

Scripture Emphasis:

Phil 1:29 “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him” NIV

Last words are meaningful.  They can bring comfort or a curse.  They can heal or provide horror.  They can promote love or articulate hatred.  In all, they are generally never forgotten.  The same is true of Jesus’ last words to all His disciples.  From them we get another JIIMM (Joy in its Maturity Morsel).

Observations on John 16

  1. Jesus’ last words do not ______________ the WHC or the MDP system
  1. Jesus’ last words were both troubling and __________________
  1. Jesus’ last words were both realistic and _____________
  • The disciples experienced peace, comfort and safety in His _______________
  • The disciples will experience persecution, torment and affliction _______________ Him
  1. When our world falls apart, we look to Jesus who ________ us together
  • Amid a storm, he is our _________; He is our __________ in darkness; He is our ______________ in weakness; He is our ____________ in pain
  1. JIIMM – our secret is that Jesus has already _______________ all that troubles us in this world
  1. We can face the mess with ______ because He has conquered the mess

John 14:19; Rom 8:34-37; 1 John 4:4; 5:4; Rev 12:11