Worship Preparation: November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Read the sermon text: John 4:1-15

Read the sermon summary: John tells us in John 1:11-12, "He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." As we transition from the encounter with Nicodemus in chapter 3, a Jewish leader who shares a ethnic heritage with Jesus but who did not have faith in Jesus, we come to chapter 4 and are introduced to one who truly was not "his own." The Samaritan woman meets Jesus who promises to give her living water if she would ask. What is this living water? What doubts and objections does the woman make? What is John illustrating to us about the nature of the gospel and the mission of Jesus by recounting a story where a Samaritan woman becomes the object of God's grace?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing (Nettleton)
Come Thou fount of ev'ry blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
 
Here I raise mine Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I'm come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wand'ring from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter
Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

CCLI Song # 108389
John Wyeth | Robert Robinson
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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Preaching: Jason Stoddard
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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