office@harvestpca.org The meaning is this: In that day – in the age after the resurrection, which is the the age in which we live now – we will not ask Jesus for things (as the disciples did when Jesus was with them on earth), but we will the Father! 1) Jesus overcame the world through his death. Notice again that Christ is our mediator. 1. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. I’ll give it to you ladies – the whole childbirth thing is rather impressive. Christ desires that his people live with joy, peace, and courage in this world. Date written: December 10, 1994Scripture ref: John 16:33. In the world you will have tribulation. The resurrection of Christ is the hinge upon which it all turns. It is the resurrection that enables all who have faith in Christ to say, “‘O death, where is your victory? As we read the scriptures I think it is important to try our best to identify with the people originally involved. They were human and so are we. They, through Christ’s resurrection, had access to resurrection life and hope that transcends the grave. He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. Our desire is to serve the church, community, and nations with the love of Christ. Sermon: “I Have Overcome the World” (John 16:16–33) by Pastor Jacob Gerber Oct 22, 2017 Sermons 0 comments Throughout the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus has moved between comforting the disciples in their sorrow and encouraging them in the hope of his soon-to-be finished work and the coming of the Holy Spirit. In the Emmaus Chapel at Cornerstone You say, how do you know this, Joe? The Realm is our church's online network. When did they live? He commands them to “take heart” – that we have seen – but he first of all gives them the information that they need to, in fact, take heart. And for those who are united to him by faith, the suffering that we experience in this world is not the final word – we have hope in him which can never be taken away. Repent and believe. He revealed truth to them so that they might have joy and peace and courage in this world. But take heart; I have overcome the world”. Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe? Jesus Christ is our mediator. ‘The sound of an uproar from the city! Until now you have asked nothing in my name. God does not fear, mind you. Sorrow turns to joy because suffering has given way to life. Things were still mysterious to the disciples as they lived in the hours leading up to the crucifixion, and in the days before the resurrection. The Realm is our church's online network. Jesus says, “I have overcome the world, in a world of tribulation, in a world of trial, in a world of temptation, and sin, and sorrow, and suffering, and evil, and injustice.” We could go on and on and on. “Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? And clearly the words, “because I am going to the Father” refer to the ascension. Jesus tells us to take his yoke and it will be easy, and that his burden is light (Mt 11:30). And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV), through the planting of local churches, both at home and abroad. It is through our Emmaus Essentials (Sunday School) that we hope to experience an in depth study of the scriptures and Christian theology. It is the resurrection that turns sorrow into joy, and fear into courage. In Jesus’ final instruction, Jesus teaches how his disciples can have joy and peace that cannot be take away from them. Notice, first of all, that Christ desires for his people live with joy, peace, and courage in this world. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Instead it means that he has opened up for us access to the Father. Who has seen such things? Rev.2:7 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”, 2. Secondly, we live, not in the garden paradise of God, but in a fallen world which continually threatens us. Brothers and sisters, I am not saying that this joy and peace and courage is an automatic thing. 1. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. And the same is true here. In addition, we believe that God has ordained the gathering of all generations, young to old, to worship Him together in one place and at one time. Like a beam of light cutting through the darkness, the reality of the resurrection cuts through all of the troubles of this life leading us, not to sorrow, but to peace and joy and courage in the Lord. Therefore, each and every Sunday our children worship the Lord alongside their parents and other members of God’s family. Satan is the one who controls the world–1 John 5:19 “we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one” (ASV). These classes focus on the study of systematic theology, biblical theology, church history, and other topics practical to Christian living. It is God who justifies. The scriptures tell us to “do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). In that day you will ask nothing of me. 43430 E. Florida Ave. #F329Hemet, CA 92544. by Pastor Jacob GerberOct 22, 2017Sermons0 comments. Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe? But take heart; I have overcome the world.’” (John 16:29–33, ESV), “Take heart; I have overcome the world”, Jesus says. We present ourselves to others as if it were not so, but this is only posture and pretense. Well, for one, I am your Pastor. His disciples would suffer. 2) Paul says that he “. I have said these things to you in figures of speech. Please explore these linked pages to find out how to get involved. We do not know what he is talking about.’ Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, ‘Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? Far from it! We should, if we hope to understand the meaning of a particular passage, put ourselves there to the best of our ability. They did not even have the proper categories to interpret what Jesus was saying to them. And for this reason the words of our Lord seemed mysterious to them. What were their hopes and fears? And now that you have identified with them in their struggle, I want for you to also be encouraged by the words of Christ, just as they were. And so considering the historical context – the life situation of the disciples on this dark and gloomy night – helps us to understand their confusion. But notice how patient Jesus is with his disciples. And it is understandable, given their human frailty, that they wrestled with hopelessness and despair. Who has heard such a thing? We are all touched by sorrow. 2) He is an adversary and devourer–“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). It about the heart and the mind.