October 13, 2017: He Told Me All That I Ever Did
October 13, 2017
TODAY'S BIBLE READING:
Today’s Bible Reading: Jeremiah 32-34, Ecclesiastes 10, John 4:27-42, 1 Peter 1:1-9 John 4:27-42: Note: As we go through John’s Gospel together over the next few weeks, I refer you to fuller comments in my recently published commentary on John’s Gospel, as well as the recently published Bible study guide. In addition, at College Church we are currently working our way through John’s Gospel on Sunday mornings, and that will provide you with another take on the material. Take, then, and read a full analysis of this section of John, and this morning simply reflect on the following bullet points:
- Jesus emphasizes that real nourishment comes from doing God’s will and accomplishing God’s mission (4:34). Do you think this explains why so many people today cannot find satisfaction? We think “food,” nourishment, satisfaction, comes from “bread,” physical sustenance, material provision. But Jesus here is teaching that real nourishment is more than simply physical filling. The real nourishment of the soul comes from doing God’s will. If you are not sensing satisfaction, would you today commit to obey God’s Word and follow God’s mission (cf. Matthew 28:18-20).
- If the harvest is now (4:35), what should be our response? Are we making the most of our time to tell people about Jesus, serve in the church, and proclaim the gospel?
- They believe that Jesus is indeed the Savior of the world (4:42). What could you do help other people come to the same saving knowledge of Jesus?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.
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