The Upper Room, part III

Hello! We had a lovely service on Sunday, where Pastor Alan taught on John 14:1-14. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is Pastor Alan’s outline with links to Bible Gateway, so you can read the verses. Enjoy!

The Upper Room, part III

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

  • A Clear Word to Confused Minds (John 14:5-14; 1 Corinthians 14:33)
    • The Clarity of Christ’s Uniqueness (John 14:6-7)
      • Christ is not just another way among many to be in connection to the Father in heaven.
      • To know Christ is to know truth, direction, and life.
      • “And tho’ this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph thro’ us. The prince of darkness grim, We tremble not for him–His rage we can endure, For lo, his doom is sure: One little word shall fell him.
    • The Clarity of the Triune Godhead (John 14:9-11)
      • Christ’s connection to the Father and to the Spirit
    • The Clarity of Christ’s Work to be Seen in the Apostles’ Works and Teaching (John 14:12-13)
    • The Purpose of Praying & Living is to do so to God’s glory. (John 14:13)

Conclusion: We need to know God’s promises and grow in clarity about who He is. It’s not enough to believe in God just as a higher power or that all gods are equal. To believe as Jesus taught is to believe in the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the role each member plays in our lives.

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