July 21, 2021
We are commanded to glorify God by doing our part as directed by the Holy Spirit to complete the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, GOand make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Romans 10:14-15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? 15 And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
John 4:7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."
John 4:9-12 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." 11 The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"
· Principle #1 – People believe they are good.
Proverbs 20:6 (NKJV) Most men will proclaim each his own goodness…
John 4:13-18 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." 15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw." She comes back wanting it but maybe not for all the right reasons like a Better Life. What you preach is what they come to 16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband, '18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly."
· Principle #2 – People need to understand their sin.
Jeremiah 17:9 (NKJV) The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
Ephesians 2:3 (NKJV) among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
John 16:7-9 (NKJV) Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me.
· Principle #3 – The Ten Commandments help to understand the problem.
James 4:6 (a) (NKJV) “God resists the proud…”
Romans 3:20 (NKJV) Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Galatians 3:24 (NKJV) Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Psalm 19:7 (NKJV) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.
· The 5 things the commandments do!
· Brings the knowledge of sin.
· Stops the mouth.
· Make us guilty before God.
· Drives us to Christ.
· And it is perfect, converting the soul.
John 4:19-26 The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." 25 The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." 26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."
All Bible references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted. NLT = New Living Translation.