New Hope Church of the Nazarene
Preaching / Teaching on John 7:37-39
  • Jesus appeals to the thirsty

    By standing up and crying out Jesus attracts attention
    John 7:37 NASB95
    Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.
    Why do you think Jesus wats till that last day of the feast?

    Jesus encourages belief

    translation points
    The word “believes” in is translated in the ESV as “entrusted” and “faith” elsewhere in the New Testament.
    In , it speaks about believing in the Jesus of the Gospel, not an imitation.
    John 7:38 NASB95
    “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ ”
    How would you have responded to this promise of living water?

    Jesus promises the Spirit

    A future reality

    Jesus will be glorified

    Jesus needed to be glorified before the sprit could be sent.
    Genesis 1:2 NASB95
    The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
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    The Holy Spirit gives new life

    Ezekiel 37:1–14 NASB95
    The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ “Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. ‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’ ” So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ “Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. “Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. “I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord.’ ”

    The Holy Spirit is the life-giver in the conception of Jesus Christ

    Matthew 1:18 NASB95
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
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    The Holy Spirit gives resurrection life to Jesus Christ

    1 Peter 3:18 NASB95
    For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
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    The Holy Spirit brings new spiritual life

    John 3:5 NASB95
    Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
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    The Spirit sets believers free from bondage to works that lead to death

    Romans 8:2 NASB95
    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
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    The Holy Spirit is described as life-giving water

    Words spoken by Jesus Christ at the Feast of Tabernacles.
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