Saturday, December 10, 2016

Homiletics: John 4:31-54


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
31-32
Mw Disc urge: Rabbi eat; He:I have food you know nothing about
2
33-34
To ea other: could someone brought food? J:my food=do will of Him sent me, finish wk
3
35
Don’t u have saying ”still 4 mos to harvest?” open eyes, look fields, ripe for harvest
4
36
One reaps draws wage, harvests crop for etern life so sower and reaper glad
5
37
Saying one sows and another reaps = true
6
38
I sent u reap what u not wkd for, you reapd benefit their labor
7
39
Many Sam frm town bel bec wm’s testimony: He told everything I did
8
40
When Sam’s came, they urge Him stay, He stay 2 days
9
41-42a
Bec His wds, many more bel, said 2 wm: we no bel bec what u said
10
42b
We heard for selves & know man=Savior of world
11
43-44
After 2d, left for Galilee (J point out prophet no honor in own country)
12
45
When arrive, Gal’s welcome, seen all He done in Jerus @ Pass, they there
13
46
He visit Cana where h2o to wine; there official whose son sick @ Capernaum
14
47
When heard J arrived, he went begged J come heal son, near death
15
48-49
Unless ppl see signs/wonders, u not bel; official: sir cm before child dies
16
50-51
Go, your son live; man took J @ word, departd; servants met w/news boy live
17
52-53
Inquired when got better – 1 pm; fr realized that exact time J say he live, household bel
18
54
This 2nd sign perf after cm frm Judea to Galilee

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
31-38
Jesus’ food is to do God’s will, the fields are ripe for harvest, Jesus sent disciples to reap what they hadn’t sown.
Principle:
To do God’s work is to sow and reap an eternal harvest.
2
39-42
Many Samaritans believe because of the woman, urge Jesus to stay and after 2 days many more believe Jesus is the Savior of the world because of what they heard themselves.
Principle:
Our testimonies may lead people to Jesus, but their experience with Him will make them believers.
3
43-54
In Cana, Jesus heals an official’s son who is near death in Capernaum.
Principle:
Christ’s power is not limited by time or space or anything else.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus’ mystery food leads to Samaritans’ belief and long-distance healing.

 

Aim:

TCMATK Christ’s empowerment is available for every Christian as we reap, sow and lead others to salvation.

 

Application:

1
With what activities are you involved to sow and/or reap an eternal harvest?
2
How has someone else’s testimony drawn you closer to Christ and how will you look for opportunities to share your testimony with others?
3
In what way have you experienced or observed Christ’s healing power and how might you use this knowledge to encourage someone else in need of healing?

 

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