Weekly Sermon Notes
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015:
Title: Rivers of Living Water
Text: John 7:37-43
Key Verse: John 7:38
Introduction: It should not be overlooked that in John 7:38, Jesus refers to “rivers” (plural) of “living” (as opposed to dead) water that will “flow” (not stagnate) from the “belly” (innermost being) of the believer.
Proposition: Three ways in which the Holy Spirit, the 3rd person of the Triune God, is like “Rivers of Living Water.”
I.) The Holy Spirit is Awesome in Flow- Isaiah 12:1-6
Note: Consider the majestic Missouri & mighty Mississippi Rivers.
A. By awesome, that which is comforting -v. 1
B. By awesome, that which is powerful -v. 2
C. By awesome, that which is joyful -v. 3
II.) The Holy Spirit is Full (deep & wide) – Isaiah 11:1-2
A. Full of purity- James 3:17
1. Clean water – 1 Thessalonians 4:7 (For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. Holy: Set apart, different).
2. Sweet water – James 3:8-11
B. Full of truth – John 16:13-14
1. Guiding truth -v. 13
2. Glorifying Christ -v. 14 (I am the way; truth).
III.) The Holy Spirit has a Source- John 14:11, 26
A. Likened unto the wind- John 3:8 (See, feel the effects; like a spring).
B. Likened unto the ocean- Romans 11:33-36
Conclusion: The picture of the Holy Spirit’s influence in the life of the believer is overwhelming; springing forth and flowing day by day, in order to fulfill God’s purposes. Therefore, let us “be filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).