We continue our Easter Worship series, “The Glory of a Resurrected Life” based on the lectionary scriptures from the Gospel of John.
Sermon Theme: “Word Breakers and Worry Warts”
Scripture: John 14:22-29
Overview: Our sacred story comes with specific instructions from Jesus. “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.” The phrase "to keep his words" means to hold onto his words and keep them in your heart and to make them part of your memory. Those who keep Jesus' words are those to whom he makes things clearer, those to whom he reveals himself. This is in part because they do keep his words and are loved by God. To those who do this, Jesus promises that, "We will come and make our home with them." As you keep Jesus' words in your heart, Jesus' spirit will gradually become more present within you. The promise is that those who keep Jesus' words will be the recipients of the gift of God's presence: God the Father and Jesus the Son. It's a promise that they will come and live with us and make their home with us. This is directly related to the process of keeping Jesus words, of holding them in our heart.
And when your worries gets in the way, just bubble pray them away!