Summary: Everything in the natural world only satisfies us temporarily.Drink from a new cup that will satisfy you forever.
Ex. I remember when I started school for the first time. I couldn’t wait to go to school. I remember thinking- I am going to get to have homework and everything! It’s going to be great! So I went to school and everything was cool, but pretty soon school wasn’t all that I thought it was cracked up to be. Then I heard about middle school. In middle school you get to have 7 different classes. You get to change classes and you’re your own locker and walk around the halls and no one tells you what to do! WOW, that’s what I want, Then I got to middle school, no one told me that I was going to have homework for all those classes, and that my locker had a combination lock That I was going to have to figure out and that 7th and 8th graders didn’t think to highly of 6th graders. But hey, middle school is nothing. When you get to high school that’s when it will be really great. But then the 9th grade is 6th grade all over again. What I really need is a car! If I had a car then things would be great. But in order to get a car what I really need is a job. When I get a job then things will be great. Now I have this car this job but you know when things will really be great, when I graduate. Then when you graduate, college is really where it’s at. Or getting a real job, that’s where it’s at. You know when I am going to be happy, when I get married or have kids, that’s when it will be great. When these kids grow up and move out of the house, that’s when it will be good. Hey retirement is where it’s at. When you retire that when you really start living! Ok I’m ready to start living now and that’s when you die! Isn’t life good?
Everything we have in the natural world only satisfies us temporarily. Ex when you eat so much food and you vow never to eat like that again. (At least not today) But what usually happens? We eat like that again. Why because it only sustains us for a little while. Eventually we are hungry again. The same thing happens with things we drink, natural drink. We fill ourselves up but soon we are thirsty again.
One day Jesus ran into a woman who was drawing water out of a well and check out what He told her: John 4:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, :14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
That should be everyone’s request. “Jesus, please fill me up so that I don’t have to keep looking to natural things for temporary fulfillment. Fill me up in such a way that I will never thirst again! That’s what I want to talk to you about today. Being fill with a new drink that will satisfy you forever.
When the juice that flows from a crushed grape is mixed with yeast, a sweeter and it’s allowed to settle, a biochemical process occurs called fermentation. The result is an intoxicating drink known the world over called wine. I want to talk to you about wine. I know some of you have had some experience with wine already. I’m sure there are some of you here that can teach me a thing or two about the drink. But I don’t want to talk about the kind of wine that slurs your speech or impairs your judgment. I don’t want to talk about the kind of wine that leaves you hung over and empty inside. I want to talk about a new kind of wine a new kind of wine that when you drink it will quench your thirst forever. Now who wants a glass of that? Now the Bible is not shy when it talks about wine.