The Scripture lessons for June 4 were Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21; and John 7:37-39. Pastor Rub based his message upon the Gospel lesson.
John 7:37-39 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Pastor Rub talked about ways the Spirit is like living water both for us and in us. Water is used for cleansing, for quenching thirst, for sustaining and nurturing life. So is the Spirit with us. The Spirit both flows into us and seeks to flow through us into the lives of others. The Spirit cleanse us through Jesus sacrifice of blood. The Spirit satisfies our spiritual hunger and thirst (St Augustine has said “Our souls are restless, until they find their rest in God”). The Spirit sustains and nurtures our lives, gifting us and enabling us to bear fruit. Continue reading “Sermon Reflection | June 4, 2017”