3-16-14 Sun Night

Rev. Glenn H. Yohn preached:

John 4:5-15

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

Jesus was speaking here of a special water; a pure, holy, lasting water.  A living water like the spirit of grace, filled with all kinds of benefits.

Earthly things can not satisfy eternal needs, for the earthly, comes from a shallow well.

“…the water that I shall give him…” means that this water is a gift that Jesus gives to us; a charity of God.

To be called a Christian means you have partaken of that Living Water; into your heart and soul.

John 4:3-4

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

he left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria.

He needed to go through Samaria because He had a divine appointment.  A poor (she herself came, not a servant), thirsty woman was coming to the well to get water.

In the heat of the battle this living water doesn’t evaporate out, but keeps replenishing. Like an oak with deep roots, though everything around us is dry and dieing, we will be thriving. You can draw from Jesus. The living Savior.

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