The Great Game Changer-Pastor Deric

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric concludes his series In God We Trust from John 14-16 with a sermon entitled ”The Great Game Changer”

John 16:16-33
Ice Breaker: What has been the greatest personal joy you’ve experienced in the last 5 years or so?
1. What is causing the confusion the disciples are experiencing in these verses? How does Jesus help them? (vv.16-20)
2. How is it possible for sorrow to turn to joy? (vv.21-24)
3. The disciples will soon be experiencing a devastating loss. What does Jesus mention as one of the benefits the disciples will receive after this loss? (vv.25-28)
4. The disciples believed they now understood what Jesus was saying to them. (vv.29-30) What makes the decisive difference between not completely understanding the Bible and truly understanding God’s Word? (vv.29-31)
5. How may our doubts be turned to faith and our fears be replaced by peace? (vv.31-33)
6. What can we learn and apply from these verses regarding effective ministry to persecuted Christians? 

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” –  Augustine of Hippo