Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000382
00:16 Hi, I'm Kelly Mowrer.
00:17 Welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:19 Thank you for joining with me today to read the word of God.
00:22 And before we go to the word, let's go to Him in prayer.
00:25 Dear Heavenly Father, thank You so much for these words of life.
00:30 Thank You that they are now a light to our path, and that You
00:34 walk with us showing us the way through the words that You have
00:37 preserved through all these thousands of years.
00:40 Please send Your Holy Spirit to be with us and to guide our
00:42 minds as we read.
00:43 We love You.
00:46 I'm reading today from the gospel of John,
00:49 in the King James Version, chapter 1.
00:51 When we were last together we were reading the story of Philip
00:54 going to Nathanael and saying, We have found the Messiah.
00:57 Come and see.
00:58 It's Jesus of Nazareth.
00:59 And Nathanael answers him and says, Can anything good come
01:03 out of Nazareth?
01:04 And Philip says, No, come.
01:06 He is the Son of God.
01:07 And so Nathanael goes with him, and Jesus looks and he sees
01:10 Nathanael approaching, and he says behold here is an
01:13 Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.
01:15 And now we'll pick up in the gospel of John, chapter 1,
01:19 with verse 48.
01:21 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me?
01:25 Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called
01:31 thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
01:34 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the
01:39 Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
01:42 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee,
01:46 I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see
01:50 greater things than these.
01:52 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
01:55 Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God
02:00 ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
02:03 Reading now in the book of John, chapter 2.
02:07 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee;
02:12 and the mother of Jesus was there: and both Jesus was
02:15 called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
02:18 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him,
02:22 They have no wine.
02:23 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee?
02:28 mine hour is not yet come.
02:30 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith
02:34 unto you, do it.
02:35 And there were set there six waterpots of stone,
02:40 after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
02:43 containing two or three firkins apiece.
02:45 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water.
02:50 And they filled them up to the brim.
02:52 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor
02:57 of the feast.
02:58 And they bare it.
02:59 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made
03:04 wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which
03:08 drew the water knew) the governor of the feast called
03:12 the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning
03:15 doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk,
03:19 then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine
03:24 until now.
03:25 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee,
03:30 and manifested forth his glory;
03:33 and his disciples believed on him.
03:36 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother,
03:39 and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued
03:42 there not many days.
03:43 And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to
03:47 Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen
03:51 and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
03:55 and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them
03:59 all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured
04:03 out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said
04:06 unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my
04:12 Father's house an house of merchandise.
04:15 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of
04:19 thine house hath eaten me up.
04:21 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign showest thou
04:26 unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
04:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple,
04:33 and in three days I will raise it up.
04:37 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in
04:42 building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
04:46 But he spake of the temple of his body.
04:49 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples
04:53 remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the
04:56 Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
04:58 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day,
05:02 many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles
05:05 which he did.
05:06 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all
05:10 men, and needed not that any should testify of man;
05:13 for he knew what was in man.
05:16 I'm reading from the book of John, chapter 3.
05:20 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus,
05:24 a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night,
05:29 and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher
05:33 come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou
05:37 doest, except God be with him.
05:39 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto
05:43 thee, Except a man be born again,
05:46 he cannot see the kingdom of God.
05:48 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is
05:53 old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb,
05:57 and be born?
05:59 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
06:04 born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
06:07 kingdom of God.
06:08 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born
06:13 of the Spirit is spirit.
06:14 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
06:18 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the
06:22 the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh,
06:25 and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born
06:28 of the Spirit.
06:30 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
06:34 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of
06:38 Israel, and knowest not these things?
06:41 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know,
06:46 and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
06:52 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not,
06:56 how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
06:59 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down
07:03 from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
07:07 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
07:10 even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever
07:16 believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
07:20 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
07:25 that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
07:30 everlasting life.
07:31 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
07:36 but that the world through him might be saved.
07:41 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that
07:45 believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not
07:49 believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
07:52 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
07:56 world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their
08:00 deeds were evil.
08:01 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh
08:06 to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
08:09 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may
08:14 be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
08:18 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land
08:22 of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
08:26 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim,
08:30 because there was much water there: and they came,
08:33 and were baptized.
08:34 For John was not yet cast into prison.
08:37 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples
08:41 and the Jews about purifying.
08:43 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi,
08:46 he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest
08:50 witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men
08:54 come to him.
08:55 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing,
09:00 except it be given him from heaven.
09:02 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the
09:06 Christ, but that I am sent before him.
09:08 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend
09:13 of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him,
09:15 rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice:
09:18 this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
09:22 He must increase, but I must decrease.
09:26 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the
09:31 earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh
09:35 from heaven is above all.
09:37 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man
09:42 receiveth his testimony.
09:44 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal
09:49 that God is true.
09:50 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God:
09:54 for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
09:58 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things
10:02 into his hand.
10:03 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life:
10:07 and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;
10:11 but the wrath of God abideth on him.
10:14 I'm reading in the book of John, chapter 4.
10:17 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that
10:22 Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
10:29 he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
10:33 And he must needs go through Samaria.
10:35 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar,
10:40 near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to
10:43 his son Joseph.
10:44 Now Jacob's well was there.
10:46 Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on
10:51 the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
10:54 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto
10:59 her, Give me to drink.
11:05 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou,
11:10 being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?
11:16 for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
11:20 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of
11:23 God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink;
11:27 thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee
11:32 living water.
11:34 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with,
11:38 and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou
11:42 that living water?
11:43 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well,
11:47 and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
11:51 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this
11:55 water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water
12:00 that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that
12:04 I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up
12:08 into everlasting life.
12:09 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water,
12:13 that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
12:15 Jesus saith unto her, Go call thy husband, and come hither.
12:20 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.
12:24 Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
12:28 for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not
12:32 thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
12:36 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou
12:39 art a prophet.
12:40 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say,
12:43 that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
12:45 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh,
12:51 when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem,
12:54 worship the Father.
12:55 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship;
13:00 for salvation is of the Jews.
13:02 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall
13:07 worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father
13:11 seeketh such to worship him.
13:13 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him
13:17 in spirit and in truth.
13:19 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh,
13:24 which is called Christ: when he is come,
13:27 he will tell us all things.
13:28 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
13:35 And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he
13:39 talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or,
13:43 Why talkest thou with her?
13:44 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into
13:48 the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me
13:52 all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
13:56 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
13:59 In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
14:04 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
14:09 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought
14:12 him aught to eat?
14:13 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that
14:18 sent me, and to finish his work.
14:21 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
14:24 behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the
14:29 fields; for they are white already to harvest.
14:33 Thank you for being with me today.
14:35 Please join me again next time for the reading
14:38 of the word of God.