He Whispers Sweet Peace To Me – 5/27/20 PM

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He Whispers Sweet Peace To Me

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Intro: Jesus had a heart-to-heart talk with His disciples about their:

               A. Love – vs. 15, 21, 23 If a man love me…

               B. Lifestyle – vs. 23 …we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

               C. Listening – vs. 24, 25 …and the word which ye hear…these things have I spoken unto you…

               D. Learning – vs. 26 …he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance

In verse 27, Jesus spoke to His disciples some of the most precious words any ear could hear.

  • Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
  1. It was Precious – Peace…what a word!

PEACE: a state of national tranquility; exemption from the rage and havoc of war

  • It was Permanent – Peace I leave with you… Not a one time dose; but a lifetime supply!
  • It was Personal – MY peace I give unto you… The peace of God passes all understanding
  • It was Preferred – not as the world giveth… Satan’s peace is temporary; drugs/drunkenness
  • It was Preventive – Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

He had been speaking Sweet Peace to them since verse 1.

Jesus whispered sweet peace to them several times in this chapter.

Let’s examine a few of them:

I. Peace about a Prepared Place – vs. 1-4

One of the biggest concerns of many people today is their housing dilemma.

They are worried about losing their house; getting evicted, not being able to make their house payment.

Guess what? God is taking care of your long-term housing.

He has been working on that for quite some time.

  • 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
  • 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
  • 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

II. Peace about a Peculiar Path – vs. 5-7

Thomas was a doubter, and a worrier. He was worried about the way to God.

He was concerned that it may be missed; or difficult to find.

Jesus whispered sweet peace to him by showing him the way. The ONLY WAY.

  • 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
  • 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

III. Peace about a Promised Potential – vs. 12-14

Jesus told them that we could not only do the works He did, but greater works!

  • 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

What could you and I possibly do that Jesus did not do? Or that Jesus COULD not do?

Well, Jesus could not share a personal testimony of salvation.

Jesus could not tell someone else how He was found in the muck and mire and delivered from sin.

He could not tell anyone that He had been blind but now could see.

He could not tell anyone that He had been a stranger and an alien to God but had been brought nigh by the blood.

IV. Peace about a Powerful Petition

We know a thing or two about petitions.

I have written and signed more petitions in the last two months than I can count.

Most of you have taken the time to write letters, make phone calls, send emails, sign petitions.

If you are like me, all you got in return was an auto-generated reply.

No response. Nothing.

But Jesus whispered something to His disciples that day that was no doubt an amazing source of comfort.

The power of answered prayer is available to us.

  • 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
  • 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

V. Peace about a Perpetual Presence – vs. 16-18

One of the worst feelings in the world is being lonely.

The void; the emptiness; the pain of being alone is something that haunts people more than anything.

Jesus whispered sweet peace into the hearts of His disciples when He told them they would never be alone.

  • 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
  • 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
  • 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

VI. Peace about a Precious Promise – vs. 3, 4, 28, 29

The greatest news I could share with the church tonight is simply this:

Jesus is coming again!

  • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
  • 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know
  • 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
  • 29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe