What is the “living water” that Jesus was talking about in John 4?

January 14, 2012
By dreiher2
What is the “living water” that Jesus was talking about in John 4?

Pardon the long post. I tried to keep it short. Most people believe the “living water” that Jesus offered the Samaritan woman somehow figuratively refers to the Holy Spirit, or else to Salvation in a broad sense which satisfies her spiritual thirst. This is how it is traditionally explained. However, I think that all...

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My journey from popular Christian myths and confusion to Assurance of Eternal Life

December 16, 2011
By dreiher2

When I was growing up there were a number of myths which I held to which are not true, and which kept me from Assurance of my eternal life.  Here are 12 of them. 1. I used to think that there was a difference between head faith and heart faith. I thought that simple...

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Evangelistic Illustrations

December 14, 2011
By dreiher2
Evangelistic Illustrations

I thought of an interesting illustration this morning based upon an illustration I heard Jody Dillow give. A guy dies and is standing before Jesus. He sees a sign on the entrance to the kingdom saying “Entrance requirement, 1000 points.” Jesus asks, “Why do you believe you have everlasting life and can enter my...

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What does Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus teach us about the saving message in the OT?

November 3, 2011
By dreiher2

I was studying the account of Nicodemus in John 3, where Jesus is chiding him for not knowing about being born again (3:10). It struck me that the Apostle John is providing a rare glimpse into the saving message in the OT, and how it relates to the good news in the OT. In...

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The significance of “And as Moses lifted up the Serpent. . .” in John 3:14 in terms of what we believe in Jesus FOR.

October 25, 2011
By dreiher2

I have been thinking about John 3:14-16 lately. A lot of people seem to  get upset when Zane and GES people say that we must believe in Jesus FOR everlasting life. They say that it is not stated in John 3:16. I will admit, John 3:16 does not “explicitly” state, “whosover believeth in Him...

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Did Jesus die to pay the penalty for the sins of believers?

October 12, 2011
By dreiher2

Do half truths bug you? Several things that have really bugged me lately are lyrics and speakers saying something to the effect, “Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus died on the cross to pay for OUR sins? We will not have to pay the penalty for our sins because of what Jesus did on the...

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