The Miracle of Grace

THE MIRACLE OF GRACE

(FFWCMS PASTOR LEE JACKSON 10/22/06)

I)      INTRODUCTION

A)     JESUS WAS IN JERUSALEM FOR PASSOVER

B)     HE WAS SOUGHT OUT BECAUSE OF MIRACLES

C)    ENCOUNTER WITH NICODEMUS

D)     JESUS GOING TO GALILEE BY WAY OF SAMARIA

E)     STOPPED AT JACOBS WELL – DUG 1800 YRS AGO

F)     CONVERSATION WITH SAMARITAN WOMAN

G)    JEWS AVOIDED CONTACT WITH SAMARITANS

H)    TEXT: JOHN 4:7 – 35  & 4:39 – 41 (NKJV)

II)     GRACE HAS NO BARRIERS (VS 7 – 9)

A)     GRACE:  GOD’S UNMERITED FAVOR & KINDNESS

B)     NO ETHNIC / RACIAL BARRIERS

C)    NO ECONOMIC BARRIERS

D)    NO BARRIERS OF PREJUDICE / PRIDE

E)     NO RELIGIOUS BARRIERS

III)    GRACE HAS NO LIMITS (VS 10-15)

A)     JACOBS WELL:  WATER PHYSICAL THIRST

B)     JESUS OFFERED HER LIVING WATER

C)    IT WOULD SATISFY HER SPIRITUAL THIRST

D)    JESUS KNEW THE LONGING OF HER SOUL

E)     GOD HAD COME TO MEET WITH HER

IV)    GRACE IS NOT JUDGMENTAL (VS 11-19)

A)     JESUS KNEW SHE HAD FIVE HUSBANDS

B)     HER  LIFE WAS A MESS

C)    HE KNEW THAT THE MAN SHE WAS LIVING WITH WAS NOT HER HUSBAND (SHE DID NOT TELL HIM)

D)    HE DID NOT CONSIDER HER HOPELESS, BUT HELPLESS

E)     SICK NEED NO PHYSICIAN; DID NOT COME TO CALL RIGHTEOUS BUT SINNERS TO REPENT (MAR 2:7)

V)     GRACE DRAWS US TO  WORSHIP (VS 20-24)

A)     RESPONSE TO GRACE IS WORSHIP

B)     GOD DESIRES AND DESERVES OUR WORSHIP

C)    WE BECOME TRUE WORSHIPPERS

D)    NOT WHERE WE WORSHIP: SAMARIA/JERUSALEM

E)     IT IS WHO WE WORSHIP: GOD WHO CREATED US

F)     IT IS WHY WE WORSHIP: HIS LOVE & GRACE

G)    IT IS HOW WE WORSHIP: IN SPIRIT & IN TRUTH

H)    THOSE FORGIVEN MUCH – LOVE MUCH (LUK 7:47)

VI)    JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF GRACE (VS 25-26)

A)     GRACE, MERCY & PEACE FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST (2 JOH 1:3)

B)     SHE WAS LOOKING FOR MESSIAH – ANOINTED ONE

VII)   GRACE GIVES HOPE (VS 27-30)

A)     RENEWS HER / OUR HOPE

B)     “CAN THIS BE THE CHRIST?”

C)    HOPE TAKES AWAY SHAME BECAUSE OF GOD’S LOVE WITHIN US (ROM 5:5)

VIII)  GRACE ENABLES VISION (VS 31-35)

A)    JESUS HAD A VISION OF GRACE

1)     HE MANIFESTED GOD’S GRACE: CARRIED OUT GOD’S REDEMPTIVE PLAN

2)     TO REACH LOST SOULS

3)     TO GATHER THE HARVEST

4)     TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST

B)    GRACELESS PEOPLE

1)     BECOME JUDGMENTAL & SELF RIGHTEOUS

2)     DON’T SHARE CHRIST’S VISION FOR LOST

3)     DON’T SEE THE LOST

4)     DON’T SHARE CHRIST’S COMPASSION

5)     HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD’S GRACE

C)    CAUSES US TO TELL SOMEONE (VS 39-41)

IX)    CONCLUSION

A)     NEVER EVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE GRACE OF GOD

B)     NEVER BEGRUDGE THE GRACE OF GOD TO OTHERS

C)    NEVER FORGET GRACE GOD HAS SHOWN TO YOU

D)    PAUL “BY THE GRACE OF GOD I AM WHAT I AM: HIS GRACE WAS NOT IN VAIN”

E)     PAUL: My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

SCRIPTURES

1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Mar 2:17  When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luk 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

2Jo 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

1Co 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1Co 6:9 (NIV) Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

2Co 12:9 But he 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.

 

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