John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice; and I know them and they follow me.

John 20:31 -- But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 14 Commentary of the Bible

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The Cure for Troubled Hearts  ( John 14:1-11 )  Sunday Message

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It is probably more than coincidental that Dr. Philip Caves, a heart surgeon, led us in prayer this morning, because this message is going to deal with heart trouble of a somewhat different nature, one which is more common even than heart disease, which has become one of the foremost killers in the world today. As we move into the Upper Room again, we find the Lord facing the troubled hearts of his disciples. This passage opens with his words to them:

"Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me." (John 14:1 RSV)

The Return of Christ  ( John 14:1-3 )  Sunday Message

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The message The Return of Christ covers John 14:1-3. We have the audio of this message but it has not been transcribed to text form.

The Cure For Troubled Hearts  ( John 14:1-3 )  Daily Devotion

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (John 14:1)

The Cure for Heart Trouble  ( John 14:1-14 )  Sunday Message

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I am fascinated by the discourse of Jesus in the Upper Room. There are truths here that simply stagger the imagination. Surely this is one of the greatest revelations ever to fall from the lips of Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew records that, early in his ministry, our Lord said, "I have come that I might utter things that have been kept secret since the foundation of the world." Surely some of these truths are found here in the Upper Room Discourse. Take Verse 1, for instance:

The Inclusiveness And Exclusiveness Of Jesus  ( John 14:4-7 )  Daily Devotion

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

Jesus made this statement to the disciples to bring to their attention something that they knew but hadn't realized they knew. He said to them, You know the place where I am going. And Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way? Jesus said that they did know. But they didn't know that they knew.

The Secret Of His Being  ( John 14:8-11 )  Daily Devotion

Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. (John 14:10)

The Other Comforter  ( John 14:12-20 )  Sunday Message

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Jesus' relationship with his Father would be called, in modern terms, his basic identity. I don't suppose there is any more basic problem in human life than the need to discover who you are, to discover your identity. We hear a great deal these days about an identity crisis, and the need to find oneself. This reflects a tremendously important psychological fact. It is important to know who you are.

In My name  ( John 14:12-17 )  Daily Devotion

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13-14)

The Holy Spirit and Prayer  ( John 14:12-17 )  Sunday Message

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It is significant to note that, though Jesus never taught his disciples how to preach, he did teach them how to pray. Much of his teaching on prayer is found in this rich and fragrant passage, which is calledThe Upper Room Discourse, found in John, Chapters 13 through 17. It is a passage that is filled with astonishing concepts. I know of no more challenging part of the Word of God than this. It is a vast area of mystery and beauty and glory. I never read it without feeling tremendously humbled in the experience of it.

Greater Works  ( John 14:12-14 )  Daily Devotion

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)

In His Name  ( John 14:13-14 )  Daily Devotion

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13-14)

The Secret Of Our Identity  ( John 14:15-20 )  Daily Devotion

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18)

That Other Helper  ( John 14:15-31 )  Sunday Message

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One of the social phenomena of our times is the seminars in human achievement that are being offered every weekend. In many parts of the country this very weekend select groups of people are meeting, hoping to find some secret power that will develop all their hidden abilities, and bring them to a new level of life and experience. Here is an advertisement which appeared recently,

Concerning the Holy Spirit  ( John 14:15-17 )  Class

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I have suggested to you [in Class #2] the best book I know in explaining biblical anthropology, that is, the doctrine of man. It is What Is Man? by T. Austin Sparks, which is out of print and unavailable. Our good friend here in the publication department has copied it off, and it is available. So far there is only one copy, so look it over and see whether you would like to obtain it. You may have a copy of it for $4.50, which is the offer of the century. [The book What is Man? is available online on the T. Austin Sparks website here.]

The Doctrinal Statement Article #6 we are covering tonight is as follows:

Concerning the Holy Spirit

“We believe that the resurrected Jesus ascended to heaven and on the day of Pentecost sent the Holy Spirit to indwell, guide, teach, and empower all who believe by imparting to them the life of Jesus so that they may live godly lives and engage in loving service to any who are in need.”

Love's Power  ( John 14:20-31 )  Sunday Message

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As we continue our study of the words of Jesus to his disciples in the Upper Room just before he went out to the cross, we find ourselves in a section where we have some "exceeding great and precious promises." I hope we will gain considerable insight into the problem of obedience -- especially what it is that motivates Christian obedience -- and will learn something of the riches of peace and joy which await the obedient heart. In Verse 20 of John 14 the Lord Jesus has given to his disciples the radiant secret of the Christian life. He has said,

What Does It Take To Obey?  ( John 14:21-26 )  Daily Devotion

Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. (John 14:21)

The Inheritance Of Peace  ( John 14:27-31 )  Daily Devotion

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you; I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

I wonder how many Christians have really come to understand the great fact that peace is our inheritance. Peace is what Jesus has left us. It is fundamental and cannot be taken away from us by any circumstance. That is what He means by, I do not give to you as the world gives.