You Could use a Drink

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This is the final section of series on spiritual thirst. We are called to be thirst advocates!

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You Could use a Drink

  1. 1. John 4:1-45
  2. 2. Water is an all-naturalway to quench thirstWater accounts for60% of body weightH2O quenches thirstand removes toxins
  3. 3. • The Psalms are personal expressions of deep-seated emotions.– raw thirstings of the soul, cries of theheart, cravings of the spirit– always answered in relationship with God
  4. 4. • The Gospels describe the accounts of realpeople finding rest, restoration, and rescue.– raw thirstings of the soul, cries of theheart, cravings of the spirit– always answered in relationship with God
  5. 5. 1. Jesus was thirsty, so He sat down by the well. (vv4-6)2. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. (v7)3. They had an intense conversation that focused onher thirst and His refreshing offer. (vv7, 9-26)
  6. 6. • This woman was defensive, skeptical, andguarded.– scarred by past wounds (vv9, 17-18)– no knowledge of Jesus (vv10, 19)– an offer that doesn’t seem possible (vv11, 15)– a challenge to the known position (v12)
  7. 7. • This woman was interested in this offer ofthirst relief.– no desire to maintain status quo (v15)– no desire to maintain the charade (v17)– no desire to do more works, or another program(vv19-20)
  8. 8. • This woman was willing to trust…– someone with authority (v25a)– someone with truth (v25b)
  9. 9. …there isNO DRYNESSin Jesus…exhaustion…loneliness…restlessness
  10. 10. 4. She was within reach of the Living Water, yet dyingof thirst. (v10)5. Her thirst was quenched that day.6. She became a “thirst advocate” in an attempt tohelp others find relief. (vv28-30)
  11. 11. You who are thirsty,come drink ofJESUS(He is the supernaturalthirst-quencher)
  12. 12. • Go to places where thirsty people gather.• Build bridging relationships that foster openconversation with unlikely people.• Listen to their stories of thirst.• Lead them to the water.• Invite them to drink.
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