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Mary Magdalene; Samaritan Woman - Day 3

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The Blessedness of Believing
Rahab - Week 1
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Ruth - Week 2
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Widow of Zarephath; Widow with Oil; Shunammite Woman - Week 3
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Mary the Mother of Jesus - Week 4
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Anna; Syrophoenician Woman; Mary and Martha - Week 5
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Mary Magdalene; Samaritan Woman - Week 6
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Tabitha (Dorcas); Lois and Eunice - Week 7
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)

  • Widow of Zarephath - Week 7
  • Day 5 (Friday)
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    DAY THREE

    1. Read John 4:27-30. As the disciples returned, the woman left her waterpot, ran into the city, and did what?

    2. According to John 4:31-38, what was Jesus really hungry for?

    3. In this story, who was the harvest field?

    4. What was the point of this visit for Jesus? (vv.39-42)

    5. How long did Jesus stay in Samaria?

    6. What brought about belief for the many? (vv.41-42)

    7. What example did Jesus set in His treatment of these people? (Acts 8:4-8, 14-15)

    In this brief passage, we see a woman from a sinful lifestyle come to the Messiah. She was bold to even speak to a male Jew, much less to discuss spiritual matters with Him. Although she had had many husbands and even now lived in sin with a man, this woman was lonely. Jesus saw her empty heart and drew her into a conversation of spiritual significance. He offered her "living water." She didn't understand His meaning at first, but Jesus knew what needed to happen for her to move forward in her faith process. He instructed her, "Go, call your husband and come here." (v.16) Her response revealed her heart. She responded with truth, and Jesus agreed, "you have correctly said...." (v.17)

    This simple but revealing conversation led to the heart of the issue--recognizing truth. This Samaritan woman perceived that Jesus was more than an ordinary man. (Luke 24:19) Jesus got down to the facts. He addressed her as "woman." This significant gesture was one of extreme love in spite of her sinful circumstances. Jesus is like that. He didn't point out all her sin, but rather He moved forward to the issue at hand. He told her the truth of salvation.

    The Samaritan woman revealed her knowledge of Messiah. She must have been waiting and watching for Him. She believed the Christ would reveal the truth to her and her people. Jesus revealed truth by stating, "I who speak to you am He." (v.26) What did this woman do next? She left her waterpot and ran into town to tell the people her story.

    While she was gone, the disciples returned with food, but Jesus was more interested in spiritual food. He was excited about what would take place there in the next two days. The woman returned with many people who believed at first because of her testimony and faith. It soon turned into something bigger though. The result was that many "unclean" foreigners professed, "This One (Jesus) is indeed the Savior of the world." All this happened because Jesus took time for a conversation with a sinful woman, which would have been forbidden by man's law but was ordained by God!


    LESSONS AND APPLICATIONS

    1. Jesus is the Messiah of promise. Are you afraid to share your friendship with Jesus with someone else? How can you overcome your fears and relate to that person where they are right now?

    2. Jesus is ready to meet anyone who is willing to listen. Who in your path is in need of Jesus' touch of unconditional love?

     

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