This message looks at the story of Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at Jacobs Well in John chapter 4. In the story Jesus offers the woman living water. At first she doesn't understand what Jesus is talking about. However when Jesus prophetically dives into the personal mess of her life she begins to realise the man she is talking to is unlike anyone she has ever met. What we find here is a powerful story of grace as we observe how Jesus interacts with this woman & offers her what she has been longing for her whole life.
Bible Text: John 4:4-26
This message highlights the relationship between new birth and faith in Jesus. New birth awakens genuine, enduring & focused faith in Jesus. New birth is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in a human heart. The only true Christian is a born again Christian. However the Gospel of John also makes something else clear: Jesus himself is the life the Holy Spirit gives. New birth connects us to Jesus by awakening faith in him. The message also looks at the relationship between the Word & Spirit in new birth.
Key Bible Texts: John 2:23-3:8; 1 John 5:4-5; John 17:3; 1 Peter 1:23
Series: Holy Spirit
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