Andy told Opie, "Plain talk is easy understood." "Let's get it straight," said Pastor Josh, "today, it's still the same." That was the opening of the sermon from John 16:29-33.
The scripture takes place shortly before Jesus is apprehended and crucified. These are his last moments with his beloved disciples. He is preparing them for what is to come and in verse 29 they reply that what he has said is plain. And they are convinced that he is who he said he is--the Messiah who came from God.
His final warning is that they will be scattered and suffer many tribulations. But, not to worry, his peace will be with them. Jesus knew how important it was for his followers to understand that peace is not a result of no problems or tribulations. It's a result of having faith that he will be with them in the midst of problems and tribulations. His final words to them, "In the world you will have tribulations: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."