John 4:4-26
January 15, 2023

Intro - The Lord meets the Samaritan woman. The Samaritans were despised by the Jews and no doubt we see this woman surprised a Jewish man would even talk to her. Maybe sometimes you feel like an outcast or unwanted. Remember Jesus cares about you. Take note of 3 things in our text.

I. The water was symbolic of our need.

            A. We all need water. Jacob's well is still there today 3000 years later!

            B. We all need living water.  Jn.7:38-39, Rom.8:11

            C. As Jesus said we must ask for it. vs 10.  Rom.10:13, Jn.1:12

II. The woman is an example of our human nature.

            A. We have physical needs, water, love, acceptance.

            B. We have spiritual needs. Eph.2:22, Matt.7:11, Acts 2:38

            C. We by nature sin. Rom.3:23, Rom.3:19

            D. We by nature don't have the Holy Spirit so we long to be complete. Matt.5:6, Col.2:9-10

III. God desires our worship.

            A. Everyone worships something. Rom.1:25 sun, animals, idols, earth, etc.

            B. We should worship the Lord. vs 23

                        1. He is the only true Savior and God. Jn.14:6

                        2. The only way to correctly worship Him is in spirit. Rom.8:9, 1Jn.5:12

Con. Just as Jesus offered hope to the woman at the well, He offers hope to you. Come to the One who can give you the Living water.


Acts 4:8-12

Jan.8th, 2023

Intro - It's all about the name of Jesus. The O.T. points to His coming and the N.T. reports His coming and how we should live our life for Him. It's through Jesus that we can be saved. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow.

I. Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38-39, Acts 4:31

            A. Baptism of the Holy Spirit vs being filled with the Holy Spirit.

                        1. Bap. of the HS is not in the bible    Filled with the HS is commanded often.

                        2. Bap. of the HS leads to false teaching   Filled with the HS gives insight and boldness.  Col.2:10

                        3. Bap of HS speaks of a 2nd baptism  There is only one baptism. Eph.4:5, Matt.28:19, Acts 19:2-5

            B. We receive the Holy Spirit once, but we are filled many times. Acts 13:52

II. Our work is to show the Holy Spirit lives in us.

            A. The man was healed by Jesus name.

            B.  When someone got saved in the early church the gift of tongues proved it.  Acts.19:2-5

            C.  Today you show you're saved by a changed life.  2Cor.5:17, Matt.5:16

            D. The new language you speak is the language of love. Jn.14:15, 1Jn.4:7, Eph.4:15

III. There is salvation in no other name!

            A. No one else can save you.  Jn.14:6

            B. No one else can forgive you. 1Jn.1:7

            C. Only faith in Jesus will get you into heaven. Acts 16:30-31, Heb.11:6

Con. God's salvation is a simple plan. Repent, Receive, Believe.


1John 1:1-7

Dec.18th, 2022


Intro - These letters by John were written at a time when false teachers like Cerinthus were telling people that Jesus was not God. John reminds his readers that unlike Cerinthus, he was a witness to who Christ is.

I. He is God which means He is Life itself. Jn.1:4, 14, Jn.14:6, Rev.1:8

            A. John had witnessed who Christ was. Mt.14:36, Col.2:9

            B. His power over nature, His creation. Jn.1:3, Col.1:16-17

            C. John wanted them to experience the same joy they had when they saw the resurrected Savior.Jn.20:20

II. He is Light.

            A. We have been rescued from darkness. 1Pet.2:9, Lk.11:34-35, Jn.8:12

            B. We have been enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Jn.14:26, Jn.16:13

            C. Through the word of God. Ps.119:105, Prov.4:18

III. He is our Redeemer.

            A. It is why He came. 1Jn.5:20, Rev.1:5

            B. His blood pays for all sin.  (7)

            C. To have Christ is to have this Life. 1Jn.5:12

Con. Christmas was God sending Life into a dying world. All who receive Christ will have eternal life.

Isaiah 42:1-7

January 1st 2023


Intro - Our text today is about Jesus, the Messiah, and He is referred to as My Servant. It speaks of His ministry on earth and how He will care for us.

I. He promises to revive us. (3)  Matt.10:45

            A. When we are damaged spiritually by sin. Ps.51:11, Is.53:5  

            B. When we have backslidden.    Is.44:22, Is.55:7-8

II. He promises to help us. (6)

            A. To uphold us.         Is.41:10-13

            B. Through the new covenant. 1Cor.11:25

            C. To give us peace of mind. 1Jn.3:20, Rom.8:34, Is.26:3 

III. He promises salvation. (7)

            A. He rescues us.        Gal.1:4

            B. He will not leave us. Heb.13:5

            C. He will finish what He has started in your life. Phil.1:6

Con. Make this new year a new beginning for yourself and your relationship with Jesus.


Matthew 11:11-15

Dec.11th, 2022

Intro - "Ears to hear" this phrase was used many times by Jesus. He wanted them to hear what He was saying spiritually. To not just hear but to hear with understanding. 1Cor.2:14

I. To what Jesus says.

            A. John was Elijah,  Mt.17:10-13

            B. This was accomplished spiritually.  Lk.1:17

            C. When the devil tries to get you to doubt, pay attention to what Jesus says. Jn.6:68

II. To what God says through the Holy Spirit.

            A. The Spirit spoke through the OT prophets. Is.59:20, Mal.4:5

            B. Today He has spoken through Jesus. Matt.17:5, Heb.1:1-2, Jn.5:24

                        1. People treated Jesus like the prophets. Jn.8:43

                        2. They killed the prophets, and they would kill Jesus. Mt.23:35

III. To the message of Christmas, Jesus was their Messiah. Lk.2:11

            A. Joy. Matt.1:23, Phil.2:5-7

            B. Salvation. Is.53:10

            C. Peace Is.9:7, Eph.2:14,17-18, Rom.5:1

Con. Someday Jesus will rule the earth in peace. You can have peace in your heart and mind right now by trusting Jesus for your salvation






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