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Offerings of God - Sermon Notes

  • Sermon Notes October 2, 2022
  • Preacher: Stephen Reynolds, Sr.

What Manner of Love

1 John 3:1 — Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

John 4:13-14 — Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:18-19 — For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

  • Jesus deals very directly with some personal things with this lady.
  • How many marriages started out in love, but then failed? (5 times for this lady)
  • He is not digging
  • "Don't mention those things, they hurt."

Does my experience measure up to the words that I speak?

There is a LOVE relationship with God, that goes beyond the 'demands of the law'.

People Follow Spirits

John 4:22-24 — Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

  • We need the Word of God and the Spirit
  • The Spirt and Word agree.
  • There are 'false worshippers' if there are 'true worshippers'
  • Drink of the water that I shall give you.