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Sermon Notes


May 18, 2014 | When You’re Down


Dr.  Burnie R.  Burnside


John 14:1-6  Revelation 21:3


Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong? It doesn’t make any difference how hard you try, it just seems that everything backfires on you? The harder you try, the worse it gets. There are times when things really start to go wrong. Your whole world seems to be crumbling around you & you wonder what is going on.


TRUST IN MY PRESENCE: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me" (v. 1).


Jesus is saying, "When you can no longer see me, don’t stop trusting in me."


Thomas said, "Unless I see the nail marks in His hands & put my finger where the nails were, & put my hand into His side, I will not believe it" (John 20:25).


“Then Jesus told him, "Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen & yet have believed" (John 20:29).


The Bible teaches us that the things we can see are only temporary.


When we face troubles & difficulties in life, we need to remember that Jesus has promised, "I will be with you always. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in My presence."


TRUST IN MY PROMISES: "In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go & prepare a place for you, I will come back & take you to be with me that you also may be where I am" (vv. 2-3).


Now God promises that He is coming back for us. Someday we’ll be with Him forever & ever.


Here Heaven is called, "My Father’s house," & that is another way of saying, "It is home."


Jesus is saying, "I’m going to take you to My Father’s house, & it will be your home, too. You’ll be a part of the family. You’ll be home where you belong."



TRUST IN ME!  "'You know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to Him, 'Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus answered, 'I am the way & the truth & the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'" (vv. 4-6).


Whatever your burdens are this morning, the solution to a troubled heart is to trust, to trust in His presence.


Secondly, when everything seems to be falling apart, remember God’s promises.


Jesus said, "Trust in Me. You won’t get lost. You won’t go astray. I’m the way & I’ll take you by the hand & lead you to My Father’s house."


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