The Word Became Flesh (Part 9) – A Groom and a Woman Without a Husband – John 3:22 – 4:42February 13, 2017
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Speaker: Jerry Cisar
John’s Gospel weaves together two different accounts of Jesus’ life in order to tell us what true worship is. It’s a wonderful story about an eligible groom meeting a woman at a well who has no husband. If we are familiar with the stories like this from the Old Testament, we all expect that it will end with a wedding. But does it? Or, does the whole story get derailed when Jesus has to answer the woman’s question about true worship?
I recall from my early days as a believer, people who referred to fast church songs as praise, and to the slower church songs as worship. (Hence we had praise and worship.) I’m pretty sure that is not the definition of worship. In John 4, Jesus tells us what true worship is. However, it is not uncommon to hear these same verses used by some to support what isn’t actually true worship at all.
What can we learn about worship from Jesus? What can we learn about evangelism from the woman in our story? What can we learn about the mission of God and Christ through this story? What do these have to do with each other? And what do a bride and groom have to do with any of it? Join us as we explore the answers to each of these from John 3:22 – 4:42.