Sda sermon on the woman at the well
SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Woman At The Well by Pierre Steenberg at Fresno SDA Asian Church - 06/10/17
- The Woman at the Well: Thirsty for Truth
- Lesson 21: Living Water for a Thirsty Woman (John 4:1-14)
- The Woman at the Well: Thirsty for Truth
- Woman At The Well - Stages Of Relationsips
- Sermon - The Woman at the Well (K. McCottry)
- Christian Reformed Church
- Sunday: The Samaritan Woman
- The Woman at the Well : Christ Speaks to the Problem of a Guilty Past
- Bad Girls of the Bible: The Woman at the Well
The Woman at the Well: Thirsty for Truth
One of the wonderful things about the good news that Jesus brings is that it meets the basic need that all people have. You can go to the highest halls of learning and talk with a man with multiple Ph. Although he is highly educated, the message he needs to hear is that Christ died for his sins and was raised from the dead, and that he can trust in Christ and receive eternal life as a free gift.
Take the message to the most primitive, illiterate tribesman in some remote jungle and he needs to hear the same good news. Since all people are sinners who need to be reconciled to the holy God, the same gospel applies to all: Jesus saves sinners who trust in Him. He needed the new birth. Jesus skillfully shows her that she needs the living water that He can give. Nicodemus and the unnamed Samaritan woman are as different as they could be. He was a Jewish man; she was a Samaritan woman.
He was educated and orthodox in the Jewish faith; she was uneducated and heterodox. He was an influential leader; she was a nobody. He was upper middle class; she was lower class. He was morally upright; she was immoral. He sought out Jesus because he recognized His merits; she had no idea who the stranger at the well was, who sought her out.
He came to Jesus at night; Jesus and the woman met at noon. Nicodemus responded slowly and rationally; she responded quickly and emotionally. But Jesus loved both of them. He came to seek and to save all types of people. In , I did two messages from John 4 from the perspective of how Jesus teaches us to witness, which you can access online if it would be helpful. In John , we learn that…. Background: In , John gives us the reason why Jesus left Judea and headed toward Galilee, namely, to avoid any conflict with the Pharisees, who were closely monitoring the ministries of both John the Baptist and Jesus.
John clarifies that Jesus was not actually baptizing people, but His disciples were. This baptism was based on repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as practiced by John the Baptist. By not Himself baptizing, He made the superiority of His position above that of John the Baptist to be felt.
John mentions that Jesus was weary from His journey, so He was sitting by the well at about the sixth hour. The disciples had gone into the city to buy food. The distance from where Jesus had been baptizing to Sychar was about 40 miles by road. Some scholars, to avoid a chronological problem in John , argue that John followed Roman time, which began at midnight. But there is scant evidence for that view. But here, John almost certainly means noon, not 6 p.
The hostilities between the Jews and the Samaritans went back centuries. Their religion was a mixture of their foreign gods with Judaism 2 Kings When the exiles from the Southern Kingdom of Judah returned from Babylon, the Samaritans offered to help them rebuild their temple, but the Jews viewed them as foreign enemies and refused their offer Ezra The same thing happened later when Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem Neh.
Then, in about B. The Jewish leader John Hyrcanus burned it down in B. Also, the Samaritans only accepted the Pentateuch the first five books of Moses , not all of the Jewish Scriptures. So the Jews viewed the Samaritans as biological and religious half-breeds.
The normal time for women to get water was either early morning or later in the afternoon, when it was cooler. The well was a place where women gathered to talk as they filled their water pots. She wanted to come when she would be alone. But she encounters this Jewish man, who has the audacity to ask her for a drink of water. The rabbis thought that even Jewish women should not be taught the Scriptures.
So for Jesus to go beyond asking for a drink, which was shocking enough, and direct the conversation into spiritual things with this Samaritan woman was off the charts ! Can you tell me how to do that?
Her guilt over her current live-in boyfriend and her five marriages, which had probably ended because of her multiple adulteries, caused her to keep her distance from God. The application for those of us who know Christ is: If we want to be like our Savior, we should be seeking out unlikely candidates for salvation and try to turn the conversation to spiritual matters so that they can come to know the Savior. The application for you is that Jesus seeks after just such people as you to be His disciples.
He saved the chief of sinners who was persecuting the church. He saved this immoral Samaritan woman. He wants to save you! One of the most common spiritual errors is that we get into heaven by our good works.
Every religion, except for biblical Christianity, operates on the principle that you must work for or earn salvation. In total contrast, the Bible states Rom. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. The gospel is not good news if it requires that you must do penance, reform your life, keep a bunch of rules, do an unspecified number of good deeds, and hope that someday God might let you into heaven on that basis.
But it is wonderfully good news if God offers it to you as a free gift, which He does! No one is. But …. Just being a Samaritan excluded her.
Being a woman was strike two. But the gift is freely offered to notorious sinners and to self-righteous religious sinners. Both equally need the gift. In that hot desert climate, water was essential for life. It was always welcome and refreshing. Jews familiar with the Scriptures knew that the Lord Himself is the spiritual fountain of living water.
Those who turn away on earth will be written down, because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord. The picture of this living water springing up points to the continual source of life that the indwelling Holy Spirit supplies to believers. There may be times of greater and lesser flow, but it never dries up, as so many Arizona rivers do.
He has given us eternal life and that nothing can separate us from His love Rom. He has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus Eph. We have His Word, which is like water to our soul. Jesus does not mean that our thirst is forever quenched in the sense that we cease to long for more and more of Him. We still hunger and thirst after righteousness Matt. Our hearts still pant after God like the thirsty deer for the water brook Ps. We still pray Ps. So, how do we get this living water of salvation that Jesus freely offers to all?
It is the Lord Himself, dwelling in believers. To Nicodemus, Jesus spoke about being born of the Spirit John , 8. At the Feast of the Tabernacles, He invited the crowds to come to Him and drink, which John explains was a reference to the Spirit Here, He invites this sinful woman to ask Him to give her this living water that will forever quench her spiritual thirst.
The woman needed to know something about this one who claimed that He would give her living water. This underscores the fact that faith is not a blind leap in the dark. Faith is only as good as its object. To have faith in an airplane, you need to know that it has flown recently and that it seems to be trustworthy. To have faith in Christ, you need to know something about who He is. In this story…. The fact that Jesus was tired and thirsty shows that He is human.
As a man, He can sympathize with our weaknesses Heb. He asked this woman for a drink. By being willing to drink out of her container, He was putting Himself on her level.
He came across to her as He truly was, a tired, thirsty man. The fact that Jesus is able to give living water to thirsty sinners shows that He is God.
The woman asked how Jesus could get this living water out of the well, since it was deep over feet and He had nothing to draw with. He is probably the angel of God who wrestled all night with Jacob!
And the answer to where He can get the living water is, He has it within His own divine nature to supply it to as many sinners as ask for it. He has an endless supply of grace for all. But if you come to Jesus and ask, He will give it. So, have you asked Jesus for the living water of eternal life?
Lesson 21: Living Water for a Thirsty Woman (John 4:1-14)
A year ago, I was able to travel with a couple of colleagues to Flint, Michigan, to distribute water in response to the water crisis. I never realized the necessity of water until educating myself about the crisis. The residents of Flint were only allotted one case of water per person every day at the water distribution area at the fire station. Unfortunately, one case of water was not enough for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning the house. From talking to some of the residents, I found that going to the water distribution areas became a daily routine.
Scripture: John Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist. On the way to Galilee Jesus passed through Samaria. It was noon when He reached the beautiful Vale of Shechem.
The Woman at the Well: Thirsty for Truth
We don't know her name or age. But her conversation with the Lord is his longest one-on-one chat recorded in Scripture. Reason enough to give our sister from Samaria a fresh look. It was high noon on a hot day. Jesus, tired from traveling, chose a sensible rest stop—Jacob's well outside the town of Sychar—while waiting for his disciples to go into town for food. When our unnamed woman appeared with clay jar in hand, Jesus made a simple request: "Will you give me a drink? And 3 rabbis had no business speaking to shady ladies such as this one. Jesus was willing to toss out the rules, but our woman at the well wasn't. He began, "If you knew the gift of God … " John A tantalizing invitation.
Woman At The Well - Stages Of Relationsips
Jump to navigation. Welcome : Welcome to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you are weary and need rest, welcome. If you are sad and need comfort, welcome.
By Dr. Philip W. McLarty The story of the woman at the well is familiar to most churchgoers.
Sermon - The Woman at the Well (K. McCottry)
Seventh-day Adventists believe in inspiring those around us to experience a life of wholeness and hope for an eternal future with God. Conflict is in the air from the beginning of the Gospel of John. At that point, John introduces a subtle break in the story.
One of the wonderful things about the good news that Jesus brings is that it meets the basic need that all people have. You can go to the highest halls of learning and talk with a man with multiple Ph. Although he is highly educated, the message he needs to hear is that Christ died for his sins and was raised from the dead, and that he can trust in Christ and receive eternal life as a free gift. Take the message to the most primitive, illiterate tribesman in some remote jungle and he needs to hear the same good news. Since all people are sinners who need to be reconciled to the holy God, the same gospel applies to all: Jesus saves sinners who trust in Him. He needed the new birth.
Christian Reformed Church
John Jesus left Judea and started back to Galilee. Oh, Samaria! That was the strange place, the half-breed place, the place you are not supposed to visit if you are well brought up! All of us had some section of town when we were growing up that we were not supposed to visit. Two thousand years ago, that place was Samaria!
We don't know her name or age. But her conversation with the Lord is his longest one-on-one chat recorded in Scripture. Reason enough to give our sister from Samaria a fresh look.
Sunday: The Samaritan Woman
The Woman at the Well : Christ Speaks to the Problem of a Guilty Past
Bad Girls of the Bible: The Woman at the Well