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We are Overflow: Life In The River

Core Values:
-Presence: Every time we gather everywhere we go.
-Family: We follow Jesus together
Honor: up, down, all around. 
Power: God is moving today.
-Generosity: Blessed to be a blessing

Four Mandates
1. Love who He sends
2. Keep the Fire burning
3. Open Wombs
4. So we do (Transform Haiti)

Ezekiel 47:1-5(NLT) 1 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. 2 The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway. 3 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. 5 Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the River was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through. 

Depth in the Spirit.
Psalm 42:7 (NIV)  Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

Matthew 3:11 (NLT) “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 

John’s baptism was for forgiveness. Jesus baptizes for fire.

Life In The River
1 Corinthians 2:10 (NIV) The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Desire. You have to want it.
Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

John 6:44 (NLT) For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me.

The draw can become a drag if we don’t give in.

2. Persistence. You have to Go after it.
Luke 11:9-13 (NIV) 9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

3. Continue: It’s an ongoing work.
Encounters are the floor, not the ceiling. 
Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 

Ezekiel 47:6-9(NLT) 6 He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. 7 When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the River. 8 Then he said to me, “This River flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea. The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. 9 There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this River flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.

The dead sea: 
  • Its low: The Lowest point of the earth surface.
  • It’s salty:  5-10 times more concentrated than other salt waters.
  • It’s lifeless: Nothing can live there.

The River:
  • The low places filled. 
  • The salty made sweet.
  • There is life and healing.

Ezekiel 47:12 (NLT) 12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the River. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the River flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

Isaiah 44:3-4 (NLT) 3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. 4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.

John 7:37-39(NLT) “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ 39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit

We Are Overflow: Mandates

-Presence: Every time we gather everywhere we go.
-Family: We follow Jesus together
Honor: up, down, all around. 
Power: God is moving today.
-Generosity: Blessed to be a blessing


Genesis 1:28 (NLT) God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it.
Genesis 2:15 (NLT) The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.

Four Mandates:
Matthew 13:33 (NLT) “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” 

1.Love who He sends

Matthew 23:37 (NLT) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.

“We are an extension of his blood-stained wings providing mercy and welcoming whoever the Lord sends us.”

John 6:12 (NIV) When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”

2. Keep the Fire burning

Leviticus 6:12 (NLT) The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must never go out.

Matthew 21:13 (NIV) “My house will be called a house of prayer.”

3. Open Wombs

John 7:37-43(NLT) 37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.

“First comes the natural, then comes the spiritual.” 

4. So we do (Transform Haiti)
  • Henry Lee Sullivan Sullivan 1974.

Proverbs 19:17 (NIV) Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

 What Partnership looks like.
Matthew 9:35–38 (NLT) 35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

1. Pray
2. Practice faithfulness
3. Be an Advocate
4. Participate

We Are Overflow: Generosity

Generosity: Blessed to be a blessing

Genesis 1:22 (NLT) Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply.”
Genesis 1:29 (NLT) Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NLT) God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.

“We partner by planting.” 

3 seeds every person has:
1. Time
2. Talent 
3. Treasure

Matthew 6:21 (NIV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

We want to be generous:
1. Because we want to be like Him.

“You can give without love, but you can’t love without giving.”

2. Because we are blessed.
Matthew 10:8 (NIV) Freely you have received, freely give.

Genesis 12: 2 (NLT) I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

The Macedonian church, Poor Rich people.
2 Corinthians 8:1-3 (NLT) 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. 

“In the Kingdom, wealth is measured by generosity and poverty by greed.”

2 Corinthians 8:7-9 (NLT) 7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 8 I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches. 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. 

Growing in generosity 
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (NLT) 6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.

1. Cheerfully
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT) You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.

2. Consistently
1 Corinthians 16:2 (NLT) On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned.

Proverbs 3:9 (NIV) Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.

3. Sacrificially 
2 Corinthians 8:3 (NLT)  They gave not only what they could afford, but far more.

God doesn’t need your money; He wants you.

In generosity, sacrifices are more pleasurable than painful!”

Developing a Generous Spirit 
1. Give Thanks  
Give Something 
3. Give Sacrificially
4Give Consistently
5. Give from this day forward

We Are Overflow: Power

God is moving today.

Is God moving today?

Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

How is God moving today?
Genesis 1:1–2 (NLT) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

-You know overflow not by what is coming in but by what is pouring out.

“We are not just a full people; we are an overflowing people.”


Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • Hagios gk.: Different, Set apart (Sacred), Other than.
  • Hebrew: ruwach(roo'-akh) wind, a breath, a violent exhalation.  
  • Greek: pneuma = current of air, blast of breathe, a strong breeze.

1. He Is God!

  • “Cousin eddy” 

“To ignore the Holy Spirit is to ignore God.” 

2. The Holy Spirit is a Person, not an “it.”

3. The Holy Spirit resides in those who are His.

Under the Old Covenant, The Holy Spirit rested temporarily on God’s people. Under the New Covenant, He resides permanently on his people!

  • “He moves through those that are his.”

 How does God move today? 
Acts 10:38 (NLT) You know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

1. Anointing- Assignment

  • Christ= The Anointed one- Christians= little anointed ones. 

1 John 2:27 (NIV) As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you…

“The anointing doesn’t lift; it remains.”

“The purpose of the anointing is not to enhance our experience but to maximize our effectiveness.”

2. Authority 

John 1:12 (NLT) But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right(Power) to become children of God.

3. Ability 
Acts 1:4–5, 8 (NLT) 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”…8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Power- Dýnamis “ability to perform” for the believer, power to achieve by applying the Lord’s inherent abilities.

John 14:12–17 (NLT)12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! 15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit.

Acts 5:15–16 (NLT) 15 As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. 16 Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed.

God is moving today by His Spirit through His people.”

We Are Overflow: Honor

Honor: up, down, all around. 

Man was created in the highest honor in God’s likeness. 
  • Genesis 1:26 (NLT) Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.

When sin entered the scene, so did shame.
Genesis 2:25 (NLT) Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
Genesis 3:7 (NLT) At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
Genesis 3:8–10 (NLT) 8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

God covers shame.
Genesis 3:21 (NLT) The Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.

“The gospel is not only about the guilty made innocent but bringing honor to the shameful.”

“Jesus experienced public shame in order to crown humanity with the highest honor.” 

Honor cultivates an atmosphere for miracles.
Mark 6:1-6 (NLT) 1 Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. 2 The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” 3 Then they scoffed“He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. 4 Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” And because of their unbeliefhe couldn’t do any mighty miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6  And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people. 

  • “Honor is a currency of the kingdom.”
  •  Familiarity can debilitate our ability to honor.

  • Honor- gk. Timey- A Valuing: Recognize the value, appreciate, esteem favorable regard.
  • Dishonor- gk. Atimey- to treat as common or ordinary.

“Honor requires intentionality.” 

We Honor God in:
1. Our Worship (Psalm 29:1-2)
2. Our Priorities(Exodus 20:3)
3. Our Finances(Proverbs 3:9) 
4. Our Bodies(In purity: 1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)
5. Our Convictions(Timothy 2:21) 
6. Our honor to others.

Honor: Up, Down, all around.
1. Honor Up.
A.Civil Leaders: Government, military, police(Romans 13:1-5)
1 Peter 2:17(NIV) Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.  

B. Social Leaders: Bosses, Teachers, Coaches, etc (Colossians 3:22-25)

C. Home Leaders: (Ephesians 5:22-33, 6:2)

D. Church/Kingdom Leaders(1 Thes 5:12-13, Heb 13:17, 1 Tim 5:17)

2. Honor Down.
Philippians 2:3-4(NIV) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Everyone Jesus honored was “down”.

“Following Jesus means we honor people that seemingly don’t deserve it.”

3. Honor All Around 
Romans 12:10 (NLT) Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 

Practical Honor:
1. Words

“Criticism and Cynicism rob your ability to honor.”

“Honor speaks of the one who brings it.”

2. Action
Hebrews 13:18 (NLT) Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.
“Tension is where honor is tested.”
“Talking about a person never brings resolve, but talking to them can.”

3. Attitude
“Honor starts in the heart.”

Isaiah 29:13 (NIV) The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.

Mephibosheth: 2 Samuel 9

"If we sit at the table it will cover our shame."

2 Samuel 9:12 (NLT) And from that time on, Mephibosheth ate regularly at David’s table, like one of the king’s own sons.
Mephibosheth: Dispeller Exterminator of shame

Isaiah 61:7 (NLT) Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

We Are Overflow: Family

Family: We follow Jesus together.

Family from the beginning:
Genesis 1:27-28 (NLT) 27 God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it.
Genesis 2:18 (NLT) Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

“Kingdom government is expanded through the reproduction of family.”

Jesus re-establishes family
Matthew 12:46–50 (NLT) 46 As Jesus was speaking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 47 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and they want to speak to you.” 48 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” 49 Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. 50 Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”

John 6:28–29 (NIV) 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 1:12 (NLT) To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

God’s Family
“The Church is the only family God has.”

Ephesians 2:19 (NIV) You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.

Acts 2:42–43 (NLT) 42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 

We are building a family, not a crowd, which takes time.”

Family: We follow Jesus together.
Galatians 6:6–10 (NIV) 1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Following Jesus together. 
1. Accountability.
Galatians 6:1 (NIV) “If someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.
“Restoration requires confrontation.”- Accountability.
“Confrontation of sin only works in the context of relationship.”
The point of accountability is restoration.”

Galatians 6:1 (NIV)... “But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.”

2. Carry Burdens
Ephesians 6:2 (NIV) Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

If you are burdened, ask for help!

Romans 12:15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

3. Personal responsibility
Ephesians 6:5 (NIV)  for each one should carry their own load.

4. Stay Faithful & Be fruitful 
Galatians 6:9 (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Deep connections take time.

5. Prioritize the family of faith
Galatian 6:10 (NLT) Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone especially to those in the family of faith.

What Now?
  1. Take the next step. 
  2. Take a seat at the table. 
  3. Open up your life

We Are Overflow: Presence

John 7:38–39 (NIV) 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.

 “Have you encountered the God that is here?” 

We Value: The Presence of God.
Presence: Every time we gather everywhere we go.

Exodus 33:1–3 (NLT) The Lord said to Moses, “Get going, you and the people you brought up from the land of Egypt. Go up to the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I told them, ‘I will give this land to your descendants.’ 2 And I will send an angel before you to drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 3 Go up to this land that flows with milk and honey. But I will not travel among you, for you are a stubborn and rebellious people. If I did, I would surely destroy you along the way.”

  • Some will be content with the promise without the presence. 
  • "The intended journey OF the Lord is WITH the Lord.”

Exodus 33:15–19 (NIV) Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here….17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you..

1. His Glory
2. His Goodness

Hebrews 1:3 (NIV) The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.

David bore a similar longing.
Psalm 63:1–4 (NIV) 1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;  I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 27:4 (NIV) One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

His Presence:
A. Every time we gather
1. His presence is at the center of our gatherings.
2. Our bible teaching & preaching is centered around Jesus.

John 5:39 (NLT) “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!

3. Our worship is centered around Jesus. 

4. Our prayers are centered around Jesus.

B. Everywhere we go.

A life that values presence:
1. Prioritize daily
2. Lean frequently
3. Pray continually
1 Thessalonians 5:17(NLT) Never stop praying.
4. Awareness always

Matthew 13:33 (NLT)“The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”

We Are Overflow: Encounter Jesus

Our Purpose is that  
Every person we encounter will Encounter the reality of Jesus.
Our Philosophy is that if people are well connected to Jesus, He will bring fulfillment to every area of their Life. 

John 7: Feast of Tabernacles

John 7:37-38(NLT) 37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ 

Jesus is revealing:
1. “I am The Rock!” 
2. The rain is here.” 
3. “Water will flow!:”

 “We don’t live from what falls but from what flows.” 

Jesus is calling to: 
1. Whoever is thirsty.

2. Believe, Come & Drink!
John 7:38(NLT) Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.

“When we drink of Jesus, the River takes over.”

“The result isn’t simply satisfaction but participation.”

Life in 
The Holy Spirit:
John 7:39(NLT) When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.

John 4:6–14 (NLT) Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. 7 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” 8 He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. 9 The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” 10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” 11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? 12 And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?” 13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal Life.”

We know several things about this woman:
1. She’s a woman.
2. She’s a Samaritan. 
3. She’s immoral.
4. She’s ridden with guilt and shame.
5. She was broken.

Jeremiah 2:13 (NLT) “For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me— the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!

1. Repairs what is broken!

2. Jesus rebuilds

“Jesus doesn’t repair things to the place they once were. He rebuilds them into that which he intended them to be.”

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” 
― Oscar Wilde(Irish author/poet)

She drank of Jesus, and The river took over:
John 4:28–30 (NLT) 28 The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, 29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” 30 So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

John 4:39 (NLT) Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!”

St Photina: