In this episode:
Explore the transformative power of encountering Jesus. This recording is session 1 of a 4-part series from a retreat called ReMade. Drawing inspiration from the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, Michelle discusses how Jesus understands our true needs and seeks to connect with and not condemn us. She reminds us that finding refreshment and fulfillment comes from reconnecting with Jesus, regardless of our past attempts. Tune in to discover how encountering Jesus can bring hope, joy, and a renewed sense of purpose to your life.
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In the latest episode of Life Repurposed, host Michelle explores the transformative power of encountering Jesus. Drawing inspiration from the encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well in the book of John, Michelle discusses finding refreshment and fulfillment through reconnecting with Jesus.
Jesus Understands Our True Needs:
Michelle highlights how Jesus understood the woman's deeper needs beyond physical thirst. This serves as a reminder that humans have a deep need for spiritual renewal, and true fulfillment comes from reconnecting with Jesus, regardless of our past attempts.
Connecting Instead of Condemning:
Jesus sought to connect with individuals, not condemn them. Michelle emphasizes the importance of adopting Jesus' attitude in our own interactions, approaching broken people with love, compassion, and understanding.
Continuing Jesus' Ministry:
Michelle reminds us that Jesus desires to continue his ministry through us. It doesn't require a public or speaking platform; rather, it can happen through everyday interactions and acts of kindness.
The Encounter at the Well
- Jews and Samaritans: Breaking Barriers
- Jesus' Revelation of Living Water
Recognizing Our Deep Spiritual Needs
- Moving Beyond Superficial Thirst
- Finding Refreshment and Fulfillment in Jesus
Jesus: Understanding and Connecting
- Breaking the Cycle of Condemnation
- Emphasizing Compassion and Love in Our Interactions
Continuing the Ministry of Jesus
- Everyday Opportunities for Ministry
- Impacting Lives through Small Acts of Kindness
As we reflect on the encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well, we are reminded that true refreshment and fulfillment come from encountering Jesus. By understanding our true needs, seeking to connect instead of condemn, and continuing Jesus' ministry, we can find joy and hope in the midst of brokenness. Let's embrace the opportunity to encounter Jesus and be agents of his love and grace in the world. Don't forget to tune in to next week's episode for the continuation of this series.
This episode is based on the Remade Bible study series
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