Please note that we will be “live streaming” at our normal worship service time of 9:30AM Sunday. Due to coronavirus restrictions are regular worship service has been cancelled. Once again, you are invited to view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 3 ways.
1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:30AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion
2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
3) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org
Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications and be patient as we work out the technicalities of our live broadcasts. We purchased a special microphone this week that should help improve sound quality. Thank you to our Live Steam Ministry Crew (Pastor Don, Preacher; Dave & Denise Skidmore, Facebook Live Stream; Shawn Burditt, Website Audio Recording). We hope that this virtual sermon will encourage you to walk closely with the Lord Jesus and stay connected with your church family during these challenging days.
Title: The Call of Distress
Theme: Our Savior Testified “I thirst.”
Main Text: John 19:23-29
I. I thirst testifies His _______________.
A. In two ways: it looks back, & it reflects His return.
B. I thirst—He’s speaking again, He’s back from the depths.
II. I thirst testifies His ________________.
A. Jesus spoke these words in order to fulfill Scripture.
B. I thirst testifies His submission in another way too.
III. I thirst testifies His ________________.
A. By this word our Lord begins gathering up strength to make His victory declaration.
B. I thirst testifies Jesus’ success in accomplishing salvation.
Questions for Study:
For what condition/situation does Scripture use the terms thirst, hunger?
What happens if/when we try to address our physical thirst with remedies not created/designed to address it? E.g., drink sea water when thirsty?
How does this aptly illustrate self-salvation attempts/secular counseling and the spiritual state of the person thereafter? What kind of thirsts do those in Hell endure? See Luke 16:16-31.
How is our Lord’s enduring of terrible thirst on the Cross redemptive for those who belong to Him? How can spiritual thirst be a good thing? See Psalms 42, 43, 63.
How does God make people thirsty through evangelism? How can we be instrumental in doing this? See: John 4:7-42; Acts 2:14-36, etc.