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In this message, Bianca Olthoff, founder of the 'In the Name of Love' non-profit organization, shares an empowering sermon titled "More Than Enough." Join us as we learn how God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to believe God for big things as we reflect on His never-failing provision.
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Be The Free - More Than Enough
When you know who God is, it changes who you are.
Exodus 6:2 NIV
God also said to Moses, "I am the Lord."
Jehova El Shaddai = I Am More Than Enough
Exodus 6:6-7 NIV
"Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being salves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgement. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you our from under the yoke of the Egyptians."
John 4:4-8 NIV
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
John 4:9-10 NIV
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
1. Hundreds of years of racism
2. Half-breed Jews
3. Viewed as outcasts, inferior, untouchable
4. Contact with Samaritans would make you ceremonially unclean
John 4:7 NIV
When the Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?
John 4:13-14 NIV
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
John 4:15-18 NIV
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied.Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
When we recognize Jesus loves us despite our sin and flaws, it frees us to love others despite theirs.
Five Ways to Preach
John 4:29 NIV
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
1. "Come...” - We are invited
2. "...see a man...” - Everything is about Jesus
3. "...who told me everything I ever did." - Testimony and experience
4. Speak the word - Speak the Word and allow transformation to take place
5. "Could this be Christ?” - No force, just inquiry