by Ken Trivette

Come and Drink
Ken Trivette
John 7:37-38

1. The Time Jesus Shouted
a) A Feast of Commemoration
b) A Feast of Celebration
2. The Thirst Jesus Satisfies
a) A Thirst That Is Never Satisfied
b) A Thirst That Is Forever Satisfied
3. The Trust Jesus Seeks
a) The Lord That Is Received
b) The Life That Is Received

1. Who would have ever thought a few years ago that when we walked into a store to get something to drink that one of the largest sections would consist of bottled water? Who would have ever dreamed we would be paying as much as $2.00 (or more) for a bottle of water. In 2010 the total bottled water consumption was around 8.75 billion gallons with every person in America now drinking an average of 28.3 gallons of bottled water a year. [1]

2. You have all kinds of water to choose from. There is distilled water, spring water, purified water, mineral water, flavored water and now we have water with vitamins. You have more than 100 brands of bottle water in the U.S. to choose from. I confess my favorite is the SoBe Life Water, Fuji Apple Pear.

3. Water is essential for life. Our bodies are estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and our muscles, lungs, and brain contain a lot of water. We need water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to our organs and tissues. Water also transports oxygen to our cells, removes waste, and protects our joints and organs.

4. A rule of thumb is that we need a minimum of two quarts of clean water per day. Another rule of thumb is that we can only survive 3 days without water. Studies have found that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue, and that drinking water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. [2]

5. Again, water is essential for life. In our t ...

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