This morning, the evangelical talk focused on the study and explanation of the passage in John 3: 22-36 and John 4.
Find below essentially what the Man of GOD made us known.
It is about how we serve GOD. Are we doing as John the Baptist?
Men want to arouse strife between John and JESUS by showing that the one he (John) baptized attracts more people. John did not want people’s mind directs him. He knows he cannot take the place of Jesus. We must do as John. He did not try to take what does not belong to him. He remained within the limits of his mandate to receive his reward.
When we receive the word of God, we must be careful to win the prize and not waste time. John the Baptist mission was not to replace Jesus, but to prepare his way.
When the Word of God is received we must ask ourselves what is our mission. When we commissioned, it is GOD who defends our cause. The Christian must not work for nothing, but to win the prize of his work.
For we believe in the Lord Jesus and we know Him as Messiah, he has not only preach the Word, but he healed the sick, cast out demons, multiplied bread, etc.. One who serves GOD must also work like that. He must not only preach, but the signs of GOD must also accompany him. Even today if we work in the same way that John the Baptist, it will be beneficial.
« A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her: Give me a drink. For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him: How is it that, you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman from Samaria? For Jew s have no dealings with Samaritans, Jesus answered her: If you knew the gift of God, who is it that is saying to you. Give me a drink you would have ask him, and he would have giving you living water. The woman said to him. Sir, you have nothing to draw the water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? »
Now someone wants to have the blessing of God, without the Christian life and without an alliance with God.
Song: Cross the grace of God
This story as we come to understand is that of the Lord who came as a man, he was not married because of the love of GOD. Even today we can still deny this, or act so for the love of GOD. We not only believe that the grace of GOD is real. To receive the grace of GOD, we must lose something for GO as JESUS; he had everything a person can have; he could marry or even work. He left all for the love of his father, to show us how someone can love GOD. One must be able to leave some things because he loves GOD.
In verse 33: JESUS is not embarrassed on what the disciples could think of him. Similarly do not give mind of what is aside, but take care of your concern, which is useful and not what people talk about.
What concerns us? Many people do not know about them. What concerns you is what you are forced to do. For example prayer … GOD does not throw away his grace. The Word of GOD testifies to us that John the Baptist was a great man, he did not let go in the minds of men. JESUS knew his concerns. The thought of the disciples and even their suspicion of having been with the Samaritan woman did not make JESUS angry with them. We must work as Paul and succeed.
John the Baptist worked and kept his share. We should work as Paul to win. He who works hard will earn more. The evil is that we consider the life of the Earth more than the one in heaven.
Salvation is freely gives. GOD so loved the world He gave his Son … But It is necessary you take it. He will not force you.
Verse 36: The sowers are the prophets, the apostles … we reap the grace to rejoice with all those who have sown. But if we do not have the same awareness that they had, we cannot rejoice with them. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages, and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. (John 4:36)
It does not take the bible to give to someone; it is you who will accept.
The consequences are those of your actions and you must bear because it is the one perseveres to the end who will be saved. We must work with him. To receive the Lord one must first accept him.
There are things that we could not understand before, as these passages:
Jesus answered: Truly, Truly, I say to you, unless one is born on water and the spirit, he cannot enter in the kingdom of God. John 3:5. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6.
Today, understanding is possible, while it was difficult for Jews to understand. Because in our days we can see someone who is born of the Spirit, which is born again and who understands what Jesus said. However, the devil managed to deflect some who are born of the spirit.
Even a servant who gets upset, the fact certainly because it is not trained, otherwise he would not be angry. Jesus knew his way and it is for that reason he did not get upset with apostles who have suspected that the woman had given him food. Nowadays, because one speaks badly of you, you get mad.
The Beloved are lazy to ask and know what is recounted in the book “The fight of faith.”
Song: He did not come to judge the world; He did not come to blame.
He did not come only to see, it was to save, and He came. And then we call him savior…
JESUS is a demonstration that we can love his father. JESUS spoke and demonstrated it.
«For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. »John 3:17
At the last judgment, there will be no excuse. Jesus was a man like us, who could marry, to build, but because the kingdom of God, did not. Because of the kingdom of God, Jesus turned a blind eye on everything.
If we also convey the word of God in the world, it is good.
The Samaritan woman has not believed, as we have friends even today that come to church but do not believe in the Gospel.
Each of us should ask the question to himself: Am I really a Christian? Am I similar to the Samaritan woman? The mission of John the Baptist was to clarify the mission of JESUS. We need to know that even today, we have our mission. People want to know GOD a thousand times; no one must know GOD only once.
There are those who know JESUS. They will leave to enjoy a few glasses of wine and would like to come back serve GOD: This is not possible. We know JESUS only once. When someone enters a sin, it is not easy to escape when knew God before. To find his way, one should read the Bible according Joshua 1:8 and have the Holy Spirit according Acts 1:4. John the Baptist has worked extensively for that purpose.
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