DON’T BE AFRAID: PART 3
God doesn’t want us to go through life being afraid – of anything.
(John 14:27) “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.”
1. Peace that HURTS
“I do not give to you as the world gives.”
A. Culture doesn’t deliver what it promises.
B. Culture cannot address our deepest need for peace.
(Jeremiah 6:14) “They have treated My people’s brokenness superficially, claiming: Peace, peace, when there is no peace.”
2. Peace that HELPS
(John 14:16-17) “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.”
(27) “Peace I leave with you.”
A. The peace Jesus gives us helps with our deepest needs.
B. The peace Jesus gives us helps in the real world.
3. Peace that HEALS
(27) “Peace I leave with you. MY PEACE I give to you.”
A. This is the peace that quiets a fearful heart.
B. This is the peace that heals a broken heart.
C. This is the peace that sustains through deepest pain.
D. This is the peace that faces and overcomes death.
(Hebrews 12:2) Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.