Pastor Steve


Apr 23, 2023

Sermon Notes


15If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever... 17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

18I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

19A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live, also. 20At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

21He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

Johne 14:`15-21 (NKJV)


Jesus commands...

  • Love the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
  • Love one another
  • Love your enemy.
  • Give to the needy without expectation of praise.
  • Store up treasures in heaven.
  • Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Be salt and light.
  • Love your spouse... till death do we part.
  • Serve God only... no divided loyalty.
  • Build your house on Jesus the Rock

The Father Sends the Spirit of Truth

  • You know Him.
  • Our human life and body were made to house God's Spirit.
  • The world cannot understand Him.
  • The depth of intimacy increases.
  • The Spirit is a permanent resident.

I Will Not Leave You as Orphans

In a study by the Minnesota Psychological Association, psychosocial issues of the absence of Fathers in the home are:

  • Perceived abandonment... manifested by anger
  • Attachment issues... manifested by an inability to form healthy attachments
  • Child abuse... a higher risk of abuse
  • Child obesity... father's style of leadership
  • Criminal justice involvement
  • Gang involvement... manifested by a search for belonging
  • Mental health issues... worthlessness
  • Poor school performance
  • Poverty or homelessness
  • Substance abuse... more likely

Jesus is basically saying...

  • Love the Father! Love me and get to know the Holy Spirit.
  • We will love you in return.
  • I will show myself to those who love Me.

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