John 4:23-30 The Savior of the World [Part 9]

This week’s sermon covers the third mark of true worship: the sovereignty of the Father, the fourth mark of true worship: the necessity of worship, and then covers the messianic reveal.

John 4:23-30

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you amHe.” 
    At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?” So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.

John 4:19-24 The Savior of the World [Part 8]

What is true worship? Starting in verse 23, Jesus begins to explain positively what is true worship. In this sermon, we cover the second mark of worship: the mode of worship, and discuss the meaning behind the words “in spirit and truth.”

John 4:19-24

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:19-24 The Savior of the World [Part 7]

What is true worship? Starting in verse 23, Jesus begins to explain positively what is true worship. In this sermon, we cover 1) the contrast (“But”) of this worship from the Jewish temple form of worship, 2) the current aspect of this worship (“now is”), and 3) the actuality of this worship (“true worshippers” really do “worship”).

John 4:19-24

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:19-24 The Savior of the World [Part 6]

In this installment of the series, we focus on verse 22 where the Lord clarifies: 1) the ignorance of the Samaritans, 2) the knowledge of the Jews, and 3) the proof of salvation from the Jews. We also considered in this study, 4) whether the Jewish practice of temple-worship was legitimate in the eyes of God.

John 4:19-24

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:19-24 The Savior of the World [Part 5]

We continue this week through the Gospel of John, with Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman. We cover 1) the Samaritan woman's diversion from the topic of her immorality, 2) her accusation of the Jews' ownership of the place of worship, and 3) Jesus' proclamation of the cessation of the current Jewish system of worship. Next week we will continue with 4) the clarification and 5) the spririt and truth. 

John 4:19-24

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27 The New Covenant

This week's sermon covers the topic of the new covenant, in the following four parts: 1) the distinction between people of faith before and after the new covenant, 2) the anticipation of the Holy Spirit, 3) the arrival of the Holy Spirit and 4) the evidence of the Holy Spirit in the new covenant. 

Ezekiel 36:26-27

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

1 John 1:5-2:2 This is the Message

Today's sermon took a temporary detour from our exposition of John, to discuss what "spiritual thirst" means, in light of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman. We cover the two reasons why Christians experience spiritual thirst, 1) they conflate emotional voids with spiritual thirst, 2) they are not pursuing after God's holiness. Then we discuss the three aspects of pursuing God's holiness, 1) we fellowship with God, 2) we live in God's holiness, and 3) we confess our sins frequently. 

1 John 1:5-2:2

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

John 4:15-18 The Savior of the World [Part 4]

Today's sermon covered 1) the Samaritan woman's request for living water, 2) Jesus' commands for her husband to come, 3) the Samaritan woman's half truth about her relationship, and 4) Jesus' confrontation about her immorality. 

John 4:15-18

The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.” He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”