Jesus is with you Always.

October 25, 2013

Jesus is with you Always.



Here is the third sermon in the "Jesus Is _____." series by Judah Smith.

Usually I write some comment on the sermon, but nothing's hitting me with this one at the moment, so maybe take the time you may otherwise spend reading the nonsense I write, and check out these scriptures!

Matthew 28
 
1 John 4:15 - "If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God."



Notes:
  • Having someone else with you somehow subsides fears
  • We tend to believe that we don't get God's presence if we aren't "good" Christians and go to church, etc.
    • But what does 1 John 4:15 say?
  • A missionary life has struggles
    • It's because we are a target
      • Hunters don't shoot at dead animals; the enemy knows that
    • John 16:33 - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
      • This is spoken just after Jesus' disciples said they finally believe in Him (it's near the end of his ministry)
        • Jesus says even they will leave Him, but it's okay because He isn't alone, but with God. 
        • Jesus found solace in knowing He was with God.
  • If being in God's presence is more real to you than being in the world, you are unshakable.
  • Hebrews 13:5 - "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"
    • This verse says that the antidote to worrying about having enough money and stuff in life is God's presence.
    • Hebrews quotes Deuteronomy - "He'll never leave nor forsake you"
      • "Leave" means let you down. "Forsake" means walk away.
  • God's presence isn't only in spiritual environments...He's there ALWAYS.
    • Always is when we tend to need Him most.

http://thecity.org/message/jesus_is_with_you_always

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