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Liquid Church

Thirst is a terrible thing. When your body is dry, every pain becomes more intense, every move becomes more difficult. I heard that, in some cases, even the sensation of thirst disappears when your body is severely dehydrated.

You don’t even know you’re thirsty anymore.

That’s a pretty scary thought. When we no longer feel thirsty, we won’t know how to solve our problem.

I want to tell you a story.

Jesus was fed up with the Pharisees, so He decided to get away from the region of Judea for a while and head back to His home territory of Galilee. To get there, He and His followers had to pass through Samaria.

While in Samaria, He stopped at a town called Sychar. There, He met a thirsty woman. During the course of their conversation, He offered her living water. He told her that anyone who drinks of this water would never thirst again.

On another occasion, Jesus mentioned this living water again. This time He announced it to a crowd gathered for a huge festival. “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink,” He said. “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

His promise remains to this day. The love of Christ is a refreshing stream. It pours out of those of us who believe Him. It should quench the thirst of those who are thirsty and heal those who are so dry they’ve lost their sense of thirst.

And that is why Liquid Church exists. To pour out Christ’s refreshing love on the thirsty. And I think that’s what we do best. Sure we’ve got phenomenal teaching, amazing music, and fantastic multimedia, but Christ’s new command to His followers was this: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

That’s the most important part of church.

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1. Karen Oliver - May 15, 2008

I love being part of this church, Nate, even though we are thousands of miles (or kilometers as we measure) apart. Being able to make friends, encourage and be encouraged by the Liquid family makes us feel like we are there.
I think I speak for all of us at Liquid Melbourne when I say we are so excited and expectant about what God has in store. Dave, Meg and their three girls leave here tomorrow morning for New Jersey and we are all very sad but at the same time acknowledge that this is big picture stuff and are trusting God to grow our little gathering here while Dave & Meg work over with you guys for the next couple of years.
Bless you
Karen


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