+ Sixth Sunday of Easter +
May 9, 2010
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. John 16:33
Alleluia! Christ is risen! C: He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!
1. Christ wants us to have peace as we follow Him
a. By meditating on the things He has said to us
b. What more powerful witness when there is no peace in the world
2. Christ warns us about tribulation in the world
a. Christ doesn’t want us to escape tribulation – that’s where the lost are
b. How else can God be our Provider, Healer, Banner, Shepherd, Mighty Fortress?
3. Christ wants us to be fellow-conquerors in Him
a. By his life of perfect obedience
b. By not letting the world set our agenda