Summary: In this message you will see the strong connection with water in the ministry of Christ.
“A Pitcher of Water”
I want us to focus on verse 10.
What I find interesting is that the man who was to meet Peter and John was to be bearing a picture of water.
This man could have been bearing something else or involved in a number of activities.
I believe that there are no accidents with God.
I believe that it was no accident that the man Peter and John were to meet would be bearing a pitcher of water.
If we examine the ministry of Jesus Christ we will find throughout His ministry that water is strongly connected with our Saviour and presents many wonderful pictures and types.
This morning I would like us to examine some of those instances where water plays a part the ministry of our Lord.
I. The Water of Submission – Mt. 3:13-17
Jesus public ministry began with His baptism by John, the Baptist.
Jesus said that He came to do the will of the Father.
Here at His baptism begins a ministry of 3 ½ years that will always be in submission to the will of the Father.
A ministry that will end with Jesus being obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
We see manifested by one of commonest elements found on this earth, water.
Our Saviour’s omnipotence.
The changing of the water into wine showed our Lord to be all powerful.
A power reserved only for the Creator, Himself.
Our Lord explains to a religious Jew named Nicodemus how a man can enter into the Kingdom of God.
And it is not by our natural birth, “born of water”
But by the Spirit of God.
Jesus makes a contrast between earthly water that will leave you unsatisfied - with - living water, the water of everlasting life that satisfies the thirsty soul forever.
My dear friend , Jesus is the only source that you can receive this living water.
He invites all – “Whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.”
If you have never come to the water of life, won’t you come today and be saved.
Jesus promises to all that believe on Him an indwelling Holy Spirit – “rivers of living water”.
By the washing of the Apostles feet Jesus teaches us a great lesson on humility.
Jesus through His example of foot washing teaches us how we should treat one another and others.
Just as He came not to be ministered unto but to minister to others so are we to do the same.
If Jesus humbled himself in His service to others should we do any less.
V. 34 – Blood and Water came out of the side of the Saviour.
Our Lord had poured out His life for us at the cruel cross of Calvary so that our sins could be forgiven.
So, that Heaven could be our home.
God sacrificed His only begotten sinless Son to save sinners from a literal eternal burning hell.
The Word of God here is pictured as water.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is doing something to the church right now so she will be spotless then at the marriage of the Lamb – Rev. 19:7-8.