Open Air Preaching in Lancaster - The Way to the Father John 14.1-14

Date: 5/10/2020
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Bible John
Organization: All Saints
Price: FREE

Second service during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Grave Yard at Salem Helllers German Reformed Church (1725).

John 14: A Chiastic Outline of the Chapter
Troubled Heart (1) - Because the disciples will be scattered and treacherous and Jesus is to die
  Going to the Father (2-9) - To Prepare a Place
      His Words and Works (10-14) - Obey His words and do His works
           My Commandments (15) - Keeping my commandments
                 The Spirit (16-20) - The paraclete
           My Commandments (21)
        His Words and the World (22-24)
  Going to the Father (25-26)
Troubled Heart (27-31)

THE WAY TO THE FATHER 1-6
THE WITNESS IN THE FATHER 7-11
THE WORKS OF THE FATHER 12-14

THE WAY TO THE FATHER 1-8
John 14:1–31 1   “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places [ABIDING PLACES]; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 “And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

THE WITNESS IN THE FATHER 7-11
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” 8 Philip *said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus *said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.

THE WORKS OF THE FATHER 12-14
11 “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
 

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more