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Everyone Everywhere

September 27, 2020 Speaker: Jeff Bedwell Series: That You May Believe

Topic: Believe Passage: John 4:1–4:42

Series: That You May Believe
Message: Everyone Everywhere
Scripture: John 4:1-42

Everybody is going to spend forever somewhere

Everyone, everywhere needs Jesus

We have been entrusted with the life and eternity transforming message of the good news about Jesus

We can learn some important lessons about communicating this good news through Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman

A Little Background:

Jesus’ Approach

  1. He Appeals To Her Heart (5-9)
  • Notice the Barriers
  • Note The Approach: He Asks for a drink
  • To reopen lines of communication, somebody has to switch channels!
  1. He Appeals To Her Head (10-12)
  • He moved from Known to the Unknown
  • He helped her start asking Questions
  • He refused to be drawn into an Argument
  1. He Appeals To Her Desires (13-15)
  • The Material can blind us to the spiritual
  • He appealed to her real Thirst

for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)

  1. He Appeals To Her Conscience (16-18)
  • Jesus brings into focus her entire life in one sentence!

The Woman’s Response

  1. Let’s Talk Religion (19-24)
  • When we feel guilty we often attack the nearest target
  • It is more comfortable to discuss religion than to face our sins
  • Jesus – answers the question in a way that brings her back to her need
  1. Let’s Talk Later-Procrastination (25-27)
  • Jesus – Now is the time – Now is your greatest opportunity
  • Disciples: Demonstrate one of the greatest barriers to good communication: the unasked Question
  1. She Tells Someone Else (28-30)
  • She appeals to Curiosity
  • She gives them an opportunity

Closing Lessons

  1. Spiritual Food: Doing God’s Will (31-34)
  • Doing God’s Will Satisfies My Soul
  1. Opportunities Are All Around Us (35-38)

The disciples went to town to get food; the woman went to town to get the people

  • Beware of getting so caught up in the Necessities of life that you miss out on the Priorities of life
  1. An Interesting Pattern (39-42)
  • People are attracted by what you say and what you are
  • They hear the words of Jesus themselves
  • They come to KNOW Him as Savior

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Everybody is going to spend forever somewhere

Everyone, everywhere needs Jesus

We have been entrusted with the life and eternity transforming message of the good news about Jesus

“When the gospel ‘comes home’-humbling and affirming you, it turns every believer into a natural evangelist…

“The gospel makes us neither self-confident nor self-disdaining, but both bold and humble at once. So the gospel humbles me before anyone, telling me I am a sinner saved only by grace. But it also emboldens me before anyone, telling me I am loved and honored by the only eyes in the universe that really count. So the gospel gives a boldness and a humility that do not “eat each other up” but can increase together… The gospel brings a gentle boldness.”  Tim Keller

Making It Personal:

  • What are you looking for in your life to give you identity, meaning and satisfaction?
  • Are you right now trusting in Jesus Christ alone as your only Savior and rightful leader and Lord?
  • Who are you praying for to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ? Who’s your one?
  • What will it look like for you to live and share Christ with a “gentle boldness”?
  • Who can you share these truths with?

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