Lord of the Weary and Brokenhearted

September 24, 2022   /   Mario Fernandez   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Lord of the Weary and Brokenhearted
John 4

I. Introduction

A. Isaiah 9:6b (NIV) …and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

B. Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

C. Isaiah 42:1a, 3a (NIV) 1a”Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. 3aA bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.”

II. 3 Ways that Jesus Truly Cares for the Weary and Brokenhearted

A. Jesus goes out of His way to be those who are .

1. John 4:3-6 (NIV) 3So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4Now he had to go through Samaria. 5So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

2. “Now he (Jesus) had to go through Samaria.”

3. Jesus had a with the woman at the well.

a. “God is always where the suffering is.” (Dallas Willard)

B. Jesus offers the and the relief from the hardships of life.

1. John 4:7, 9 (NIV) 7When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

2. John 4:10-15 (NIV) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 11“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” 13Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

a. “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

3. Jesus comes and encourages her to drink of .

4. Matthew 11:28-30 (NASB) 28“Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden is light.”

C. Jesus invites those who are relegated as into His inner circle.

1. John 4:16-26 (NIV) 16He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17“I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” 19“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” 25The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 26Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

2. Galatians 4:5-7 (NLT) 5God sent him (Jesus) to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba Father.” 7Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.

III. Conclusion

A. John 4:26 (NIV) “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

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