GIVING UP: IDEAS OF SUPERIORITY
Message by Josh Mutter – March 12, 2023
Big Idea: When we set aside our ideas of superiority, we are making room for good things to happen
John 4:5-15 NIV So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 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.”
- We set aside our ideas of superiority when wegenuinely engage others.
- How do we find ourselves believing that we are superior too?
- How can we genuinely engage others as they are?
- We set aside our ideas of superiority whenweoffer ourselves to others.
- We are each invited to accept Jesus’ offer of living water.
- How can we offer what we have with others?
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