Small steps in faith

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"John 4: 27-42

My notes from 5/15 sermon

4 Scenes of the Harvest

1. The thirst is quenched (27-30)
What jar in your life is containing what you think is sustaining you?
Job? Degree? Membership? Neighborhood?
Love? Affection? family?
Pleasure? vacations? video games? bottle? pills?
What do you need to abandon?
Sharing your story like the woman at the well..planting seeds

2. The hunger is satisfied (31-34)
food...are you spiritually starving?
food=doing the will of God
God's mission is our meal
Jesus mission= die on the cross so we can have eternal life

3. The harvest is reaped (35-41)
4 months of harvest....he addresses them in their physical mindset
white for harvest...spiriitual harvest people with souls...Samaritans wore white robes..they were the immediate harvest
Sowers and reapers
Sowers...give the good new i.e. John the Baptist
Reapers...the disciples
See where God is at work and join Him in it...Henry Blackaby

Secondhand testimony is not a substitute for direct personal encounter with Jesus
You can't ride the coattails of some one else's faith

4. The Savior is worshipped (v42)
God gives the growth
"The goal of the church is not missions but worship" John Piper

Missions exist because worship doesn't
We can plant and water but it's God who makes it grow


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