You Are Mine
In this sermon from John 14, Corps Sergeant Major Patrick Hurley reminds us that in an age of anxiety, Jesus comforts us with his promises and his presence.
The Bible has many stories about when God's people are living in fear. God often reminds them of his love for them by making promises and calling them by name. In the New Testament, Jesus says to his disciples:
Jesus comforts his disciples
14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me.2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.’
23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 ‘All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The Key is Obedience
Through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, the key to comfort in times of anxiety is obedience to God's teaching.
If you are afraid today, then know that you are God's and that he is yours.
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