Call to Worship: Psalm 27; John 4:23 (adapted)
Host: Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.
All: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
Host: We desire to live in God’s house
and to seek God in his holy temple.
All: We have come with shouts of joy,
to sing and to make music to the Lord.
Host: Let us worship God in spirit and truth.
All: Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.
Scripture Reading: John 1:1-5 (ESV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Sermon Text: John 4:43-54 (ESV)
I. The Setting (43-45)
43 After the two days he departed for Galilee. 44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast.
II. The Request (46-47)
46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
III. The Rebuke (48)
48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”
IV. The Request Again (49)
49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
V. The Word (50)
50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.
VI. The Report (51-54)
51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household. 54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.
What does it mean today to go to Jesus in our needs?
1. Run to Jesus.
2. Ask boldly and expectantly.
3. Recognize he may not act the way you expect.
4. Trust and obey what he says.
5. You leave him the right to do what he decides to do.
Raise A Hallelujah (J. Stevens, J. Helser, M. Helser, M. Skaggs)
Build My Life (B. Younker, K. Martin, K. Kable, M. Redman, P. Barrett)
Do it Again (C. Brown, M. Brock, S. Furtick, M. Redman)
You Gotta Sing (P. Smith)
King Of My Heart (J. McMillan, S. McMillan)
Run To The Father (C. Carnes, M. Maher, R. Jackson)