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It’s Not What It Looks Like: TD Jakes (Full Transcript)

Full text of author and bishop TD Jakes’ sermon tiled “It’s Not What It Looks Like.”

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“Some trust in horses, some trust in chariots, but I will remember the name of the Lord.”


TD Jakes – Bishop of The Potter’s House

Greetings friends in the name of Jesus Christ our King I’m so excited to have this opportunity to share the word of the Lord with you. I’ve got an exciting word for you: IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. You’ll understand it better in a moment.

I believe the word is going to bless your life. Get ready, get ready, get ready, here it comes: It’s not what it looks like.

The fourth chapter of St. John, the 25th verse, is at the end of a narrative where the Gospel of St. John points to a unique story about Jesus coming to the Samaritan woman down at the well, and the conversation has ensued between them and we will begin at the ending or near the conclusion of the conversation, between the woman at the well and Jesus.

Verse number 25: The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah is coming which is called Christ. When he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said what seekest thou or white talkest thou with her?

The woman then left her waterpot and went her way into the city and saith to the men: come see a man which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Then they went out of the city and came unto Him.

Now the normal direction of reading such a text would lead us to this evangelistic endeavor of this woman who goes down into the city of Samaria to say come see a man which told me all things that I’ve ever done.

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