John 4:6-26, 36-42

Introduction:

The Chosen film series is about Jesus inviting people: “Follow me.”
Why does Jesus choose the Samaritan woman? Why does he choose us?
We have been chosen to be transformed by Jesus.

I. How people change:

– Willpower
– Emotions – find what you are passionate about and pursue it

The way Jesus changes us is different

A. It is different in SCOPE (v.9)

– Because his life-changing power is for everyone.

– It is a gift, not a reward. You don’t earn it (v. 10)

B. The Change he offers is POWERFUL

v.10b “you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

– The living water Jesus is offering is really the Holy Spirit empowering your heart to experience the love, the presence, the pardon, the friendship and grace of Jesus.

– You don’t change because you have to, because you want to…it fills you.

C. Change is a PROCESS

-Jesus gently and patiently directs the conversation, while she tries to redirect it.

-The process is organic; it takes time. (ill. a wall vs a tree)

D. The Change Jesus brings is DEEP

v.13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,

14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.

-It’s about soul-satisfaction

-It’s about worship; and everyone worships.

“What we are worshiping we are becoming.” Our deities shape our identities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

II. How Jesus changes us

-By the GIFT of Living Water,

-Unearned

-He is the living water, who alone can satisfy