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Rivers of Living Water

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Sermon shared by James May

February 2005
Summary: Jesus is the only source of real peace, joy and eternal life. The world has nothing that can compare. Jesus wants to give you a life that is filled with "rivers of living water".
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Seeker adults
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give you eternal life and a joy and peace that this world knows nothing about. He won’t leave you searching for something to fill the void. He will fill your life and your soul with His love. All of these things will fill your emptiness so much that your life will become a “river of living water”. Everywhere you go, people will see Jesus in you. Everyone you meet will know that there is something inside of you that they don’t have. That River of Living Water will flow from your soul to touch everyone you meet in some way.

As you listen to this message this morning, don’t take the attitude that so many did on the day that Jesus stood and shouted his proclamation to the Jews.

-Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

I know that not everyone will hear this message and respond to it in the way that I hope they will. There was a business associate of mine that used to say it this way, “Some will, some won’t, so what!”

Some will – they will hear the words of Jesus and they will allow those words to sink down into their heart and soul. The Word of God will not return void but will enter in and take root and they will begin to understand and know the truth. They will recognize Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and today, they will begin a new life, as a new man or woman, born again by the power of God. Oh that everyone could receive this message with that kind of attitude!

Some won’t – they won’t accept Jesus’ offer to come to Him. Their spiritual eyes have been so blinded by the devil that they can’t see Jesus for who He is. He is the very Son of God, the Savior of the World, but all they will see is a man. They are so dry and thirsty that they are like a man wandering and dying in the desert, who sees a real oasis, but thinks it’s only a mirage. That man will die of thirst because he is afraid of trying to reach the water only to find it wasn’t real. Let me tell you that Jesus is real. His love is real. His mercy is real. His joy is real. His blessing of eternal life is real. His promises are true. He will give you that River of Living water if you want it. Don’t listen to the devil, listen to Jesus and come to Him right now.

So What – so what if you don’t hear these words of this message? So what if you don’t come to Jesus? So what if you walk out those doors and keep looking for ways to fill your thirst with the things of the world?

Here’s what! If you continue down that same path you will fall into destruction and death. You see; there is not one sinner who rejects Jesus who will not end up burning in hell itself. Not only
Comments and Shared Ideas
Dennis Lott of Mt Grove Congregational Christian
September 16, 2006
Pastor Jim May is one of my favorite contributors, and this is one of his most inspirational to me. I am a Congregational Christian Minister who asked for and received the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. This has cost me some in my ministry, and I have lost a few members who don't believe in tongues. I read Brother Mays sermons a lot because I want to learn as much as I can about Pentecostalism and the gifts of the spirit. Back to the sermon. Presents clearly that Jesus is the fulfillment of prophesy and the need to be filled with the spirit.

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