This week we will conclude our series titled “I Will …”. We have been looking at some of the “I Will” statements of Jesus found in the Gospels. I want to look with you at a passage found in the Gospel of John, chapter 14:
12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I WILL DO IT, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! 15 “If you love me, obey my commandments.
In my journey to become a more fully-devoted follower of Christ, I have spent many moments considering the gift of prayer – how to pray, when to pray, what happens when we pray. Full transparency: I can’t even pretend that I have it all figured out. But in this passage from John 14, we are given some great direction when it comes to prayer. Jesus delivers some powerful hope when he declares that we can ask for anything in His name, and He will do it. However, I would submit to you that over the course of time, many have come to misunderstand and misinterpret what this passage truly means to the believer.
I truly do pray that you are able to join us this coming Sunday as we will really dig down deep into this “I Will” statement from Jesus, and what it means for us in our daily lives. I believe there is SO MUCH here for us to take away from this passage. I hope that you and your family will make plans to join us as we gather to worship together.