John 14:1-31_Do Not Be Troubled
Brian Sullivan   -  

Passage: John 14:1-31

Sections, Scripture Passages, Quotes:

If we would keep our minds on the attributes of God, our hearts would not be troubled like they often are. – Kent Hughes

v/1-7 – A Promised Place

“There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven, but more often I find myself wondering whether in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else…It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want” – C.S Lewis

And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. – Revelation 7:14-17

“Without the way there is no going; without the truth there is no knowing; without the life there is no living. I am the way that you should follow, the truth that you should believe, the life that you should hope for.” – Thomas Kempis 

v/8-31 – A Present Power


v/12-14: God hears and answers our prayers

v/15-17: God is with us and among us

v/18-21: God has adopted us and will make himself known to us

v/25-26: God will teach us all things and guide us through His word

“We will learn everything we ever need to know now by being reminded of everything Jesus said then” – Bruener

v/27: God gives us his peace

…after saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit. – John 13:21

 …sit here while I pray…and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. My should is very sorrowful, even to death. – Matthew 14:33