This morning we're going to do something a little different. As a young Christian, someone unfamiliar with reading the Bible, not knowing how to even get into it except to either jump around or start from the begninning and read to the right, I was given some excellent advice, particularly in allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me into what God wanted to show me. It's different than studying. It's discovering "The Word of God" for you at the time of the reading. So today we're all going to do that together and then give you what was given to me as a sense of direction to see that God is active and wanting to communicate with you all more intimately.
This morning I want to follow an impression from the Lord, and it has to do with a very familiar passage of scripture. There are so many things we do because they look good or they are convenient at the time, but in the long run they prove to be a waist of our time, energy and even our money. What is it we need to build-up our lives and those around us; to make *things better for ourselves, our families, communities, and even the church? Proverbs 24:3 (ESV) By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. Wisdom and understanding are key to building and from which things are prepared, set-up, and applied. Where do we get this wisdom and understanding? So, this morning I want us to be ones who *move forward in confidence all because we are sure of our1b.foundations.
This morning I want to look at something that has affected me all my Christian life, partly because of who I am as a personality, and partly because of what I spoke on two weeks ago as a young man “Desiring what’s real.” I believe Jesus, in His appearing, in His teaching, and especially in His death and resurrection calls each and every person into the depth of who God is; in the knowledge of who He is, in the understanding of what He is about, and particularly into a relationship with Him that recognizes, as our topic this morning indicates, that only he *has the answer to our thirst. Yet it is from that very thirst that we find refreshing. Isaiah 55:1 (ESV) “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2.  Read: John 4:7-25 (ESV) Pray for understanding and delivery
Today's topic is abouy Real Community.