SERMON TITLE: “Living Water: Flowing Water”
SERMON TEXT: John 6:1-3, 5a, 10-11, 23-25a, 34-35, 53-55; and John 7:37-39
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: August 22, 2021, at First UMC
This week I discovered that the state of Utah has a webpage called “Slow the Flow; Save H2O.”
On that page is a heading that says, “Why water is amazing.” Under that heading are these statements:
While water is very important to us, however, it’s also limited in quantity. So, as you might expect, Utah’s “Slow the Flow; Save H2O” website also lists “Simple ways you can conserve” like these:
It’s wonderful that we’ve had so much rain this week. But water conservation continues to be necessary in this year of drought. And, hopefully, with some efforts to slow the flow, we can get by until God replenishes our water basins and our streams are flowing fully once again.
Because of the drought, we’ve spent the past several Sundays focusing on “Living Water” stories from the Gospel of John. So far, we’ve considered stories about transforming water in John 2, birthing water in John 3, gushing water in John 4, and walking water in John 5 & 6. Today, as we consider the verses Charles read to us from John 6 & 7, I hope we will find ourselves refreshed and reinvigorated by some flowing water.