We all possess a natural inclination to seek satisfaction. At least the Rolling Stones were honest enough to admit their lack of success in this pursuit (‘I can’t get no satisfaction’). Most of us, I suspect, have found things that will satisfy us to a degree. But few speak of an abiding satisfaction; few speak of experiencing satisfaction in the deepest parts of their soul. And yet, this is precisely what Jesus was offering. Jesus promises “whoever drinks the water I give will never thirst” (John 4:14).
How do we get that? And how do we know if we’re drinking the real thing?
This past Sunday at St. Giles Kingsway, and at The Well, we looked at John 4 in search of that which truly satisfies and nourishes the soul. The outline of the message, based on the text, was as follows:
- The kind of people Jesus resists (the answer may surprise you!)
- The kind of people Jesus pursues (another answer which will surprise)
- The kind of life Jesus offers (Hint: It’s the kind we’ve been searching for)
- The kind of things which will mark our life (the evidence that we’ve tasted the real thing)
Have a listen, and let me know what you think.
This Sunday’s message entitled, ‘Lasting Satisfaction’, will build on this same theme as we survey John 6:27-35.