Good News Mission

January 26, 2014 Speaker: Art Reimer Series: Good News Living

Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: John 4:1–4:42

John 4:1-42

....do the work of an evangelist...2 Timothy 4:5
“My food”, said Jesus, “Is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4:34

Barriers we all face:
Living in a _______________________
Thinking there are _________________
We have a ____________________
Thinking everybody ____________________

Principles:
Be Open to ____________________________
“Now he had to go through Samaria. John 4:4
Often our agenda gets in the way of God’s agenda
See also 1 Corinthians 3:5
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Colossians 4:2-3

__________________ and connect with people
“So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, will you give me a drink? (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

 

Start where ________________
Jesus answered her, “f you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” Vs. 10

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Vs. 13-14

“The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to drink water. “He said to her, Go call your husband and come back.” “ I have no husband, she replied. Vs. 15-17

Ask Questions
Refuse to Argue

4. Focus on ____________
“I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” Vs. 25-26

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