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Sermon Summary November 4, 2018
Sermon Summary    November 4, 2018
John 14:1-14
“Dwelling Places”

In a mother’s womb were twin babies. The first baby asked the other, “Do you believe in life after delivery?”

The second baby replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what will be later.”

“Nonsense,” said the first. “there is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”

“I don’t know, but there will be more light than in here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”

The doubting one laughed, “That is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery just can’t be. The umbilical cord is too short.”

The second baby held his ground. “I think there is something and maybe it is different than in here.”

The first baby replied, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and after-delivery it is nothing but darkness.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the twin, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”

“Mother?” the first baby laughed. You believe in mother? Where is she now?

The second baby calmly and patiently tried to explain, “She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would be no life.”

“Well, I don’t see her, …so she doesn’t exist.”

To which the other replied, “Sometimes when you’re in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is even greater life after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality when it comes…”

Jesus told the guys in our reading for this morning that it was time to go. But he promised that he would come back. The only way to grab hold of the faith that Jesus encouraged them to hold onto is to simply believe in Jesus. The only way to know radical peace and comfort in the world, and in the time to come, is found in Jesus! He is the cornerstone that holds it all together.

Someone needed your time this past week. Were you gracious in giving it? Maybe you knew of a need that you could meet. Were you generous? Every day your spouses, children, neighbors, co-workers, school mates, even the strangers you meet are saying to you in thousands of ways, “Show us God”.

So I simply ask you, have you come to truly know Jesus? As his disciple, can you look at your life and your giving and say that people see Jesus in you?