One Big Idea: Jesus has opened the way for us to come to the Father through prayer.
1. Ask of the Father
2. Ask in My Name
3. Ask and you will receive joy
The one big idea: God accomplished his predetermined plans in and through a fallen creation to display his glory to all creation.
While we may not always understand the means God uses to accomplish his will, we can be certain that the end will be perfect.
God calls us out of the world and makes us different and different can be lonely.
God will never abandon me because he always remembers his promise to me.
John 16: 16-22
1. Jesus’ Warning
2. The Disciples’ Confusion
3. Sorrow Turned to Joy
a. Sorrow at the cross
b. Joy at the resurrection
The instrument of sorrow becomes the instrument of joy.