The Fountain That
Comes Close

For my people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken me,
   the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
   broken cisterns that can hold no water.

— Jeremiah 2:13
What is a cistern and what does it have to do with following Jesus? In biblical times, a cistern caught rain as a source of water—but they easily leaked or became stagnant. We are prone to look for that which is unlimited in limited sources. Often, we look for fountains in cisterns. Pastor Ryan Schlachter preaches a message from Jeremiah 2 about the sin that so easily distracts and entagles us, and how holding onto the Word reminds us of the truth of who God is. The cycle of sin is exhausting and tiring, but the grace of God calls us to source of life that is Jesus Christ.
When we forget the Word, we forsake the fountain.
When we forsake the fountain, we drink from cisterns.
When we drink from cisterns, God brings the fountain to us.
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