Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled, Pt. 4
March 15, 2015 Speaker: Brent Small
Topic: Commitment Passage: John 14:15–14:31
In this sermon podcast on John 14:15-31, Pastor Brent reveals the final three of five “divine commitments” made by Jesus to His disciples and to all believers that produce a confident hope in the future.
Marriage is a powerful illustration of many biblical and theological concepts. In the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul describes Jesus’ relationship with the church as one of husband and wife. Furthermore, the union that a husband and wife enjoy in marriage is also analogous of the union within the Trinity itself. However, the union found in marriage and the commitment that it is based on, also becomes a picture of Jesus’ commitment to His disciples and His church as outlined in His “farewell discourse.”
As Jesus continues to unfold the farewell discourse, He now wants to encourage His disciples by telling them that He is committed to their future success and faithfulness. They need not be troubled or worry about Jesus departure for He would be with them even if not physically present.
How would Jesus demonstrate that He is wholly committed to the disciples and their future? Beginning in verse 20, Jesus teaches the disciples that He is making a powerful commitment to them in that the disciples and all who follow Christ will be united to the Godhead in a “supernatural” union. The Father, Son and Spirit will be united to the disciples and to the church in such a way to guarantee their future success.
In this message, Pastor Brent delivers the final three of five commitments as delivered by Jesus to the disciples.