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“Discipleship in the dark.“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: The Gospel of John & Chasing Wisdom

Primary text: John 16:12, 17-32; 13:7

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: The Gospel of John & Chasing Wisdom
Primary text: John 16:12, 17-32; 13:7

We'll understand it better by and by.

As disciples of Jesus, we’ve got to prepare ourselves for the inevitable unanswered questions—and we can’t assume the questions we’re left asking will be easy to sit with. If we’re going to follow Jesus with any hope of peace, we need to get used to doing discipleship in the times we’re heartbroken, disappointed, and left in the dark.

God invites us to sit in our uncertainty with hope—a hope that is not simply a belief that “things will just work out”, but a hope that is an oasis in the desert. As disciples of Jesus, we must learn to live with one foot minding matters here on earth and one foot in the hope of heaven—trusting that we’ll understand it better by and by.

Other texts in this message: Revelation 21:3-4 John 16:12-22 Romans 8:18 Proverbs 12:25 15:13 13:12 17:22 14:13 18:14 Isaiah 58:11 Psalm 23:3


The Proverbs Challenge: 31 Days in the Proverbs Beginning October 1

Song Recommendations:
“One Day” by Matt Redman
“The Mother Sherman Story” by Carlton Pearson

Verses for the Week:

Isaiah 58:11
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

John 13:7 – “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

Prayer requests:

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Worship Songs

Good and Loved
Steffany Gretzinger

One Day
Beth Redman, Leonard Jarman, and Matt Redman

We'll Understand It Better By And By
Charles Albert Tindley and Camp Kirkland

When We All Get To Heaven
Eliza Edmunds Stites Hewitt and Emily Divine Wilson

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