Leaving the Water Jar | Made New Part 1
Message Summary: Your responses in life are not only critical but determine everything. We should respond to things with the love of Christ Jesus. Our daily responses should reflect the Gospel, or Good News. The Good News is God’s great love for us by sending Jesus and then Jesus dying on the cross for us. It’s by God’s grace and great love, you have been saved. Each day be made new by putting on your new self of Jesus. Walk in His forgiveness, love, goodness, and patience.
Just like the woman at the well, Jesus meets people where they are. With Jesus, you are fully known and loved, but it’s your decision to surrender your life to Him. Jesus offers living water that brings about an abundant life. Jesus is your answer. All we have to do is lay down our water jar and fully embrace Jesus’ gift as our living water to have an abundant life. Take a step of faith and trust in God.
- What is your daily response to the Gospel message of Christ?
- What is your water jar?
- Why is it sometimes difficult to let go of the “water jar?”
- Are you willing to let go of your water jar and trust God?
John 4:25-30 (NIV) – The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) –You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 5:1 (NIV) – Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
1 Peter 5:10 (NIV) – But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.