Promises

John 14:1
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”

We live in troublesome times. Many face the fear of cancer or some other illness. The economy has shattered the comforts we once thought we had, or would enjoy. And after thousands of years of written history, the heart of man has not improved. We read of nations on the brink of war, violent crime haunting even the most peaceful communities, and global acts of terrorism on the rise. All this, and sadly much more, cause us to fear for our own safety, and for the future for our children and grandchildren.

 In the midst of this, Jesus gives us His great and precious promises. This chapter begins with a simple exhortation that is followed up with promise after promise, which makes the exhortation possible. Jesus says,

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”

A troubled heart is one of the most common ailments men face. When our hearts fail, it is next to impossible to press on. We find ourselves weakened and filled with fear. The promises of Jesus are the cure for the troubled heart.

“I go to prepare a place for you.”

“I will come again and receive you to Myself”

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father”

“If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth”

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Cling to the promises of God and watch Him replace fear and worry with confident obedience. John said:

“Greater is He that is in you than He who is in the world”

Pastor Jim

 

3 thoughts on “Promises

  1. Trish Torre March 23, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Pastor Jim I’ve been coming to Ur
    Church for a while now and I told U that U and pastor Nick were the ones that rebaptized in the ocean with the holy water… Anyways that was a year ago and I told U I told U I lost my way…
    Just this past Sunday I forgave someone who had treated me wrong it was like a ton a weight was just lifted off my shoulders and I also have a friend a that’s been going here longer than I have… But after I watched that video on the trip to Iseril and I heard that lady speak about the how the trip changed her life I heard God talking to for the first time since I was rebaptized and he told me to stop just letting Ur old get back into ur system again and get back to ur Christen life again and get serious and study the word every day and night

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    • pjimgallagher March 23, 2015 / 2:30 pm

      Trish, so glad to hear that God is speaking to you and that you are listening. I want to encourage you to keep reading your Bible spending time with the Lord and doing what it says.

      in grace

      Jim

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