NOW I SEE (Season 3)
Peace Under Pressure
Big Idea: The place for peace under pressure is in Jesus.
John 16:25-33 (ESV)
25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.[a] 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!30 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.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
In his last time together with his disciples before his crucifixion, you would expect Jesus to say and do the things that are most important to him. And he does.
His last words and actions give us a poignant picture of his heart and his plan for us.
In this we see fresh meaning and purpose for the new life he gives.