Rivers of Living Water

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

Rivers of Living Water 

  • Know Your Thirst
  • Know Your Heart
  • Know Your Savior  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 7:32-52. Why don’t members of the crowd believe in Jesus?
  2. Why don’t the officers arrest Jesus? What does their response in verse 46 say about Jesus?
  3. What does Jesus mean by thirst? What is the root cause of thirst?
  4. Why is the “heart” at the center of Jesus’ promise in verse 38? Compare with Jesus’ teaching in Mark 7:20-23. How is the heart at the center of our thirst and need for salvation?
  5. How is the Spirit the fulfillment of this promise of “rivers of living water”? What difference does the Spirit make in our hearts?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

John 7:37-38 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” (ESV)