I Love My Church
Because Nobody’s Perfect
August 19/20, 2017
Everybody’s welcome—Nobody’s perfect—And through Jesus, anything’s possible.
Jesus came because nobody is perfect.
Now [Jesus] had to go through Samaria. (John 4:4)
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 women came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (John 4:5-7)
Jesus didn’t come to this well looking for perfect people.
“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.” 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.” (John 4:13)
Go, call your husband and come back. (John 4:16)
Jesus cares about our whys way more than our whats.
“I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” (John 4:17-18)
We live behind a truth that hides the truth.
The longer you’re part of a church, the less freedom people often feel to be truthful.
Jesus is at the well not to condemn; He’s there to redeem.
Grace – For it is by grace you have been saved through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him. (John 4:28-30)
But [God] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
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