July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

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Streams Of Living Water

Third Sunday in Lent

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Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Series II, Cycle A


Lee Griess



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Streams of living water ... That's what the Son of God offered the Samaritan woman at the well, and that's what he offers us as well -- streams of living water -- life-giving, life-renewing, life-refreshing water that can satisfy those who drink so that we will never thirst again. We are offered water that satisfies our longings in life, water that nourishes our innermost selves, and water that comes from an active, living trust in God and a passionate faith in Christ.

We need this kind of water. We need this kind of trust in God. We need this kind of faith in Christ because without this living water, our lives are like a desert. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah knew this and so he wrote in chapter 17 of his book the words of the Lord, saying, "I will condemn the person who turns away from me and put his trust in human things. He will be like a bush...

This Third Sunday in Lent sermon, Streams Of Living Water, is based on John 4:5-42 and relates to Third Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Gospel Readings . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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