John 16:25-33 “We can overcome”

My sermon notes for Sunday, June 24th as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.


John 16:25–33 – [25] “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. [26] In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; [27] for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. [28] I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

[29] His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! [30] Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” [31] Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? [32] Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. [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)

Final teaching with the disciples.  VERY IMPORTANT, PERSONAL

  • He is reminding them of all that He has been trying to teach them.
  • He is telling them the TRUTH they need to hear:
    • His upcoming crucifixion and the grief/doubt that will follow,
  • He is also leaving them with words of COMFORT
    • Sorrow to Joy
    • You will be overcomers. YOU WILL BE OK. YOU CAN DO THIS.

Words of TRUTH and COMFORT

Love, Faith, and Hope

Love – 25-27a

The love the Father has for His.  He loves you because you loved Me

  • God loves the World – A general love
  • Gods loves those that are His through Christ – Specific love
    • Judas left… they stayed.  He did not see/grasp Jesus for who He truly way.
    • Through repentance and faith.  People who see/grasp Jesus for who He truly is.
    • A faith that lead to life change (devotion and obedience/followship)
      • The difference between what I MUST DO AS A CHRISTIAN and WE I DO BECAUSE I AM A CHRISTIAN.

They could not at first grasp it, but an HOUR IS COMING WHEN I WILL TELL YOU PLAINLY

  • When they receive the promise of the Helper they will truly understand the LOVE OF THE FATHER
    • All that we have in the Father, through the ministry of the Son and made known through the Spirit

Faith – 27b-32

Believe in ME.  Trust in ME

Their current faith

  • They had an immature faith/trust
  • They would a few hours from now scatter and deny Him
  • Yet, Jesus would not be alone. The Father would be with Him.

Their future faith

  • They will have a mature faith/trust
  • They would not scatter in fear but scatter in the power of the Spirit
  • They are not alone because the LORD will be with them. Just as the Father was with the Son. (LO I AM WITH YOU)

Hope – v. 33

As we hope in Christ, we will overcome the world


The FOUNDATION that hope is built upon

Peace – You may have peace

  • Lack of hostility. Inner peace and assurance
  • We are not alone. We have the helper

Courage – Take heart – have courage

  • Belief that leads to action. Stand firm, live out
  • I CAN do it, because He had done it.
  • Get my heart right, get my mind right, Get my life right.

Victory – Jesus has overcome the World

Jesus conquered:

  • Sin
  • Death
  • Satan


We to can be overcomers now as we Love and Follow after Christ.

We to will be overcomers for all eternity As we reign with Him for all eternity.


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