Woman at the Well

Later Jesus went back to Jerusalem and cleanse the temple. While He was there He talked to Nicodemus, one of the rulers of the Jewish Courts.  You might remember the story when Jesus told him that he must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven even though he was already old. When Jesus returned to Galilee through Samaria although most Jews went around Samaria because they were prejudice against them because of intermarriages with other races.Today’s message come from John 4:1-42

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Today’s story starts off in Judea where the Pharisees thought that Jesus was baptizing more disciples than John. It was His disciples that were baptizing more.  So, Jesus left and went back to Galilee. (Vs. 1-3)

Jesus had to go through Samaria where He came to a town called Sychar. This was near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there and Jesus was tired from the journey sat down by the well at about noon. (Vs. 4-6)

Jesus’ disciples had gone into town to buy food, when a Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water. Jesus said to the woman, “Will you give me a drink?” She replied, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.  How can you ask me for a drink?”           (Vs. 7-9)

Jesus told the woman that if she knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would ask Him, and he give you living water. The woman still confused told Jesus that he had nothing to draw water with, wanted to know where you get this living water, and if he was greater than their father Jacob who not only gave them the well but drank from himself as well as his sons and animals. Jesus told her that everyone that drinks the water from the well will be thirsty again but those that drink the living water will never thirst.  He told Jesus she wanted this living water.  (Vs. 10-15)

Jesus told her to go bring back her husband and she replied she had no husband. Jesus tell her that not only does she have a husband, but she has had five former husbands and you are now with a man that is not your husband. (Vs. 16-18)

The woman then tried to change the subject by calling Jesus a prophet. Our ancestors worship here on this mountain but you Jews claim we must worship in Jerusalem. His response was that eventually you will worship the Father but not on this mountain or in Jerusalem. He continues by telling her that they worship what they don’t know.  The Father seeks those that worship Him in spirit and in Truth. The woman says she knows the Messiah is coming and he will explain everything to them.  Jesus says that I am the Messiah.  I am He. (Vs. 19-26)

The disciples were surprised upon their return to see Jesus talking to the woman. However, no one asked any questions.  (Vs. 27)

The woman went back to town leaving her water jar. She told the people that she had met a man that could tell her everything she had done.  Could this be the Messiah she asked?  The people started to make their way towards Him. (Vs. 28)

Many of the people believed of him because of her testimony. The others started believing because Jesus stayed two days and his words made them believers.  They then told the woman that we now believe this man is the savior of the world.  (Vs,39-42)

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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