September 29, 2019

The Dissatisfaction of Life

Preacher:
Passage: John 4:5-14
Service Type:
  • The Dissatisfaction of Life
    • A fact of life true to both young and old
      • The unsatisfied soul of man
    • But there is a wonderful truth
      • Something extra-ordinary of offer from God Himself
      • Able to quench the dissatisfaction of life
      • Compare v13 to v14
    • Living water and everlasting life is on offer
      • Ultimately - Jesus has offered Himself
  • Reading 4:5-6
    • Jesus is weary/tired - evidence of His full humanity
      • Other evidences in the Gospels - examples
    • Yet He was the only human being without sin
    • Jesus has known our experiences
  • Reading 4:7-8
    • A woman with a long history
      • 4:16-18
      • Jesus exposes the truth of her life
    • This woman was not satisfied with life
    • Are we satisfied with life?
      • "All the labour of man is for his mouth, yet His soul is not satisfied"
      • Material things cannot satisfy the soul of man
        • Examples - younger people, older people
    • We have physical needs to be satisfied - food & drink
      • Hunger and thirst can be a metaphor for life
      • Example of Rockafeller, survey results
    • The woman knew her dissatisfaction - v15
      • Example from the new film of the Apostle Paul
  • Reading 4:14
    • As a human Jesus knew about the dissatisfaction of life - explanation
      • As divine - Jesus knew that He was always satisfied in His Father
    • The world says that we should be king of our own life
      • Yet we know this does not satisfy
      • The soul is not satisfied
    • Jesus offers us the greatest gift - everlasting life
      • A free gift
      • An offer of life and life to the fullest
    • Jesus is fully God
      • Col 1:15-16
      • Therefore He can offer this remarkable living water
  • Why are we unsatisfied?
    • It is a fundamental problem
    • God has designed us to find true satisfaction in Him
      • Yet we reject God
      • Yet we try and do it our way
      • We choose to live life by our own terms
    • God satisfies our souls through Jesus Christ
      • John 6:35
      • Ps 107:9
    • Godly and everlasting satisfaction
      • Not in us but in God
      • When we live for Christ - we are satisfied into eternity
    • Let us accept this gift of everlasting life in Jesus
      • It is offered to all
      • There was nothing special in the Samaritan woman - infact the Jews viewed her as an outcast
        • Yet Jesus loved her
        • He asked her for water
        • Jesus knew her life
        • Yet He wanted to fill her dissatisfied soul with water
      • It does not matter what we have done in life
        • Jesus offers us living water
        • John 3:17
    • Jesus is offering salvation to all
  • Reading 4:25-26
    • Jesus is the Messiah
    • He is the one who can give living water
    • He has offered up Himself - explanation
  • Closing Remarks
    • v39-42
    • Believe in Christ the Saviour of the World
    • Be satisfied in Christ
    • v14