“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

08/08/2021 Morning Service: Lockdown Worship VI, In Spirit and Truth

Bible Readings:

John 4:1-42

Sermon Outline:

John 4:19–24 (NKJV)

19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”

21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

I The birthing of a true worshipper of God

II The coming of a new age

Cf. William Cowper’s hymn

                        Jesus, where’er Thy people meet,

There they behold Thy mercy-seat;

Where’er they seek Thee Thou art found,

And every place is hallow’d ground.

III The way of acceptable worship of God

John 4:29 (NKJV)

29 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”

John 4:39 (NKJV)

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”