52 – Suffering King: How Do I Survive Difficult Days?
November 5, 2023
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How can I survive difficult days?
John 14:1-6 (NLT)
1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.“
Christianity is not just knowing that …
It’s knowing …
Don’t settle for a religion.
Embrace what Jesus has .
John 14:6 (NLT)
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.“
John 3:16 (NLT)
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.“
John 14:16-17, 26 (NLT)
16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. 26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative — that is, the Holy Spirit — he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.“
Paraclete = Helper, Comforter, Counselor
John 16:8-9 (NLT)
8 “And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9 The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.“
John 16:13-14 (NLT)
13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 14 He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.“
One of the Primary roles of the Spirit, is to us. He comes alongside us in our time of need.
Romans 8:26b (NLT)
26 … But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
The Spirit also us of sin.
The Spirit us.
Isaiah 30:21 (NLT)
21 Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.
How do we survive difficult days?
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