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Joy in the Impossible (John 16:16-24, John 16:33)

Dick Beaumont, July 16, 2017
Part of the The Holy Spirit series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

There is much pain and sorrow in the world. And the disciples in the account of the last supper in the gospel of John were going through an intense time of venturing out into the unknown as Jesus was explaining to them the pain they would feel when He left them. In this sermon, Pastor Dick Beaumont reminds us to take heart and take joy even in the impossible situations, just as Jesus told His disciples. Jesus will never leave us.

Tags: hardship, holy spirit, joy, pain, the holy spirit

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John 16:16-24

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 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’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 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. 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (ESV)

John 16:33

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.” (ESV)

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