01/27/2019

Choose Life

Passage: John 4:7-9
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Bible Text: John 4:7-9 | Preacher: Pastor Richard Stamey | Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.”  He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”
John 4:7-9

3 Strikes
She was a Samaritan
She was a Woman
She was not a “respectable” woman

But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.  For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
John 4:23-24

This is my commandment. That you love one another the same way I have loved you.
John 15:12

Choose Those Who Have Messed-Up
As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one.”
Romans 3:10

Choose Those Who Have Messed-Up
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8

Choose Those With Hurdles to Clear
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Choose The Unwanted
“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
—Mother Teresa

You must not murder
Exodus 20:13

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart…”
Jeremiah 1:5

“…I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live.”
Deuteronomy 30: 19

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