by Roby Ellis SPANISH/ESPAÑOL
[Scripture Reading: John 14:1-6]
A. In spite of the troubling circumstances that the disciples faced, Jesus told them, “Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1).
B. We live in troubled times, but we needn’t have troubled hearts.
I. It is encouraging to know that there is room for everyone in our Father’s house.
A. Jesus told His disciples that there are many dwellings in His Father’s house (John 14:2).
B. Jesus went to prepare a place for us there (John 14:2).
II. It is encouraging to know that the Lord is coming back for us.
A. There are some who mock our belief that Christ will return (2 Peter 3:3-4; Acts 17:31-32).
B. No matter what men may say, Jesus’ return is certain (John 14:3; Matthew 25:31; Luke 9:36; Revelation 22:20; Acts 1:11).
C. When He returns, He will gather all His saints and take us with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
III. It is encouraging to know that this world is not our home.
A. The troubles and sorrows of this world seem designed to make us long for heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1-4; Philippians 1:23).
B. We are only travelers in this world, and we are moving toward a better home than this world can offer (Hebrews 11:9-16).
C. The only way to reach this eternal home is by following Jesus (John 14:4-6; 10:27-28).
D. This includes obedience to the Gospel (John 3:36).
No matter what you may be dealing with in the world, remember that Jesus said, “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”