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A Message of Comfort – May 20, 2020

May 20th, 2020 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized

All of our life we seem to search for comfort. A comfortable chair, a comfortable pair of shoes, a comfortable bed, a comfortable house, comfortable cloths, comfortable friends.

No matter your age or lot in life comfort is something we are always looking for.

I want you to read  II Corinthians 1:3-5

I. God’s Comfort is Complete,  our text says  God is the father of all comfort. 

Because He loves us he wants us to experience comfort..

God’s love is real and it is powerful. God’s love has touched the heart of the lonely, the broken, the hurting and the lost. 

God’s love  can change the worst of situations and empower the weakest of spirits.

Gods very presences through the Holy Spirit brings comfort.

God is always with us! Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

God stands beside every person who calls to Him for help. The presence of God brings peace to the troubled. The presence of God brings provision for tomorrow. The presence of God brings power for the weak and the weary.

Paul was writing to the Corinthian church during a time of great distress. Paul’s message of encouragement literally told them that no matter what they faced in life, God would be by their side.

II. God’s Comfort is Contagious

A. God is always there to comfort us and in verse 4, he says as he comforts us we are to comfort others.

Paul says that God is the God of all comfort. There is no mistake what Paul is saying here. God is the source for comfort and help for every person in every situation.  You cannot have real comfort without God.

B. Verse 4 also says  God calls us to comfort others.

a.) The comfort of God almighty is an amazing gift. It is a gift meant to be shared. Just as God has come beside us, we are to go out and stand beside others.

Gods  comfort is complete, Gods love is contagious and finally 

III. God’s Comfort  come to us through Christ

A. Christ understands what it feels like to need to be comforted. Christ was crucified, he understands our physical need.

Christ understood emotional pain, He was Rejected – People mocked Him, religious leaders fought Him and the disciples abandoned Him

Jesus was falsely accused, tried for crimes He did not commit and was sentenced to death as an innocent man

Christ brings us comfort because he knows exactly how we feel when we need to be comforted. 

Christ knows pain and suffering on a personal level. So he understands your pain, your fear and your need for security and comfort.

Life is unpredictable. We do not know what tomorrow holds because no one can know the future. However, we can know the one who holds our future and who is in control of life.

Every day that we are given is a gift from God, He will comfort and strengthen us with each passing day.

The God who is faithful and true has come alongside you today to help you in a time that you need to be comforted.. May His strength empower you, may His love lift you and may His grace guide you.

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ALLIANCE HISTORY AND THOUGHT

C.M.A. Logo:   A.B. Simpson’s teaching stresses four roles of Christ which are represented in the church’s logo. It can be summed up as “Christ Our Savior, Christ Our Sanctifier, Christ Our Healer, and Christ Our Coming King.” (1) The Cross stands for salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. (2) The Laver represents sanctification, a daily cleansing from sin and power for service through the indwelling Christ. (3) The pitcher speaks of oil, a symbol of the Holy Spirit and the divine life and physical healing that comes from Jesus. (4) The Crown symbolizes the imminent return to earth of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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