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Spring Water

Text: John 4:7-15 (NIV)

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9 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.)

10 Jesus answered her, “If 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.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 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.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

I.        Introduction:

II.      The Search for Literal Drinking Water

A.    A Search At the Center of Community Life

B.     A Search At the Core of Organic Life

C.     A Search At the Crossroads of Cultural Life

III.   The Source of Life Giving Water

A.    The Source of Living Water

1.      Living Water is a Gift

2.      Living Water is Available

a)      For the Asking

b)      From Jesus

B.     The Source of Drinking Water

1.      Water Works: Taking Effort

2.      Water Authority: Giving Credit

IV.    The Satisfaction of Thirst Quenching Water

A.    The Satisfaction Compared

B.     The Satisfaction Complete

C.     The Satisfaction Coveted

V.      Conclusion:

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