When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?
I gave a teaching on Holiness once. I shared that the word can mean to be set apart, perfection, and to be clean
I want to focus on the ‘to be clean’ part. The O.T. talks about people, places and things that can be clean or unclean in the sight of our God
People can be unclean by skin diseases, fluids – such as blood, and death
Places and things are also clean and unclean, such as the temple of God and things used in them.
Jesus’ contact with the leper (Matthew 8:1-4), the bleeding woman (Matthew 9:20-23), the dead boy (Luke 7:11-17) should have made him “unclean,” but instead his holiness and purity transferred to them, healing and restoring their bodies.
Let's read what Jesus says here
Jesus used the image of Ezekiel’s temple-river to describe any person who trusts in him: The Spirit will make that person a holy source of God’s own life that spreads to others.
We can be that same living water!
Let’s go to the book of Ezekiel
We need to know who we are in Christ and what we are capable of doing.
We can show people the Way
We can tell people of the Truth
We can help people receive eternal life
We need to know that we are never in a dry season in Christ
No matter the season, we will always produce fruit that brings healing to everyone around us, as long as we are rooted in Jesus, the living water
Are we sharing this living water?
When I was in California to be with my family. My dad shared a very intimate war story. He gave me permission to share it and I think it fits this part of the message
Share story (Listen in the above podcast)
How do we treat our enemies (those against our belief system, faith, lifestyle)?
Jesus has no enemies and neither should we