Worship Preparation: December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Read the sermon text: John 4:16-30

Read the sermon summary: Like Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman cannot grasp the heavenly things of which Jesus speaks. She asks him for living water so she won’t have to come back to the well every day. Jesus’ instruction for the woman to bring her husband seems unrelated, but it results in her sin being exposed before Jesus, the Light. The woman quickly changes the subject, which gives Jesus the opportunity to once again establish that he, not some mountain or even Jerusalem, is the center of heavenly worship. True worshipers will worship the Father by the Spirit of truth. If we connect this passage to part one of the story with the Samaritan woman, we will see that it is Jesus, himself, who gives the Spirit, the Living Water, which springs up into eternal life and worship to the Father. In preparation for the sermon this Sunday consider the following questions: What is the contrast being made concerning true and false worshipers? How does one become a true worshiper? How does one worship in the Spirit and truth?
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
The Lion and The Lamb
He's coming on the clouds
Kings and kingdoms will bow down
And every chain will break
As broken hearts declare His praise
For who can stop the Lord Almighty
Our God is the Lion
The Lion of Judah
He's roaring with power
And fighting our battles
And every knee will bow before Him
Our God is the Lamb
The Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Every knee will bow before Him
So open up the gates
Make way before the King of kings
The God who comes to save
Is here to set the captives free
For who can stop the Lord Almighty
Who can stop the Lord Almighty
Who can stop the Lord (Almighty)
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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