March 18, 2017

Holy Spirit is the Water of Life (Lent 3)

The readings for today have a common theme of water and life. In the Exodus story the Hebrew people are ready to stone Moses because he can not find water and they are in a desert. The Apostle Paul describes the love of God being poured out into the hearts of believers like life-giving water. Finally Jesus has this amazing conversation with a Samaritan woman. It is the same conversation he had in the Reading for last week with Nicodemus. This is the model for how to do one on one personal evangelism:
  • Ask a question to begin a conversation
  • Give a reply to their response that turns the conversation into how to have a right relationship / spiritual life with God
  • Give a reply to whatever is said that raises a spiritual question in their mind
  • Respond to their next question with how to have spiritual life - be born again / receive the  living water of the Holy Spirit
 1. Jesus describes the Holy Spirit as like "a spring of water welling up to eternal life."(John 4.14)