Summary: Creating people who are thirsty for God
An Arab diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined by the State Department.
The Grand Emir was unused to the salty American foods Constantly sending his manservant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water. Often, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but once he returned empty-handed. "Abdul, you son of an ugly camel, where is my water?" demanded the Grand Emir. "A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched Abdul, "A man is sitting on the well.
John 4:5-42 the Samaritan woman
Notes on the passage White Fields - wheat is full grown - full grown wheat is golden. Overripe is very light in color. The grain had to be harvested immediately.’"
Proskuneo pros-koo-neh’-o;meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand prostrate oneself in homage reverence, adore, worship.
Nervous Bride A woman in her 40s got married but was a bit nervous about her honeymoon. Friends tried to
encourage her by sending a card: 1 John 4:18 ("There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear")
But someone omitted, the 1 before John it read: John 4:18. ("The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband.
What well do you draw from - when you’re tired, sad, discouraged, empty, dry?
R. C. Sproul’s "You all are more like Adolf Hitler than you are like Jesus Christ
God wants for more from you than to stop sinning - drink with me
Replace sin with virtue pride with humility, selfishness with service and generosity, slander with encouragement, lies with truth - let people fill in the blank
Not enough to "put off" we must also put on, clothe ourselves - get dressed up we’re going out!
Not our job to quench the thirst - or to fill the hunger, but to intensify it
More we know the better we love- the more we thirst
Get out of the "shame on you" business - teasing is a form of shaming - why do I tease? I want to control you without appearing controlling Why do I want to control you? I am afraid
Thirsty - emptiness - fear of dying, longing for peace, loneliness loss of self control
Metaphor - desert scenes on the screen - skeletons, canteen, mirage, cactus
Worship in spirit and truth