Summary: This sermon clearly shows us how we are to do what we can to carry the Word of Life into a dying humanity and try to invite someone to meet JESUS CHRIST as much as we can! It also shows us that we need to leave whatever our struggles may be with JESUS wh
“A Waterpot, A Well, & A Word!!!”
This waterpot has a lot of valuable lessons that we can all learn and apply to our daily lives! Just like this woman, we all have a waterpot of our own. However, it is important to note that some of us have preoccupied our waterpots with stuff that should not be in them! The primary purpose of the waterpot was to carry water, but too many of us are carrying around so many other things in the pot that we can not use it for the exact primary purpose it has been designed for. The waterpot was supposed to be a means to a solution and not a method of suppression.
Some things that do not belong in the waterpot:
Anger, Frustration, Confusion, Depression, Worry, Gossip, Backbiting, Hatred, Disagreements, Grudges, Profanity, Adultery, Fornication, Lying, Gambling, Jealousy, Complaining, Alcohol, Drugs, Cigarettes, Murder, Suicide, Envying, Covetousness, Generational Curses, Dishonesty, Unfaithfulness, Unrighteousness, Unholiness
Some things that do belong in the waterpot:
Love, Joy, Peace, Longuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance, Friendliness, Blessing, Edification, Godliness, Righteousness, Holiness
Up until verse 28, this waterpot had helped to define the temporary purpose for this woman. What else she had to do later that day was not mentioned. Her previous future plans before this encounter with JESUS were not even pondered by the Bible. However, one thing is certain: verse 28 shows us that despite what her original purpose was when she left home that she had voluntarily relinquished that purpose and accepted the assignment of a new purpose that was meant for her to accomplish long before she ever touched the waterpot! This verse also shows us what we are to do after coming in contact with JESUS! She had left her residence with the waterpot in her hand apparently, but had left the waterpot at the well in the company of JESUS to go and carry a Word of Him and her witness of Him back into the town! She was to have carried the waterpot back into the town full of water but ended up leaving the outer vessel used to carry the need (water) to make sure and carry back the inner vessel that had been filled with the new Water that JESUS had spoken of (v. 14)! This Water that JESUS had introduced her to had in fact assigned her a new purpose for her life! It was so refreshing (John 7:37-39)! This woman had left where she was in the town carrying the waterpot with her the entire time. However, because of her awesome experience with JESUS, upon her leaving to go run back into town to tell everyone of what has just happened to her, she totally forgot about the object she had already been carrying around! This is to remind us that if we can just remember to move as the Spirit of GOD would have us to do, we also can move without restriction based on what we have already been carrying. Notice that the woman was not asked by JESUS to leave the waterpot behind, but she voluntarily did it! Also, look at the provision that had been made for she actually was concerned in the beginning with JESUS not having anything to draw with! However, in her haste to go and witness about Him, she did not realize that she had also left behind a tool of ministry for Him in that He could have (if He chose to) used that same waterpot to meet the physical need that He had in verse 7.