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The Bad Samaritan (Part 1)
August 15, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 4:1-15

The Bad Samaritan (Part 1)

August 15, 2021 / John 4:1-15

You’ve heard of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to help a man in need. In our text today, Jesus confronts a bad Samaritan, a sinful woman, and God’s grace worked in her life in a wonderful way.  One of Jesus’ most memorable encounters in all of the Gospels is the one with the woman at the well. Let’s dig deeper to understand the historical background and cultural context which takes everything to a whole new level!

I. A Momentous (3-6)

  • These verses are the beginning of the spreading of the gospel to non-.  
  • No orthodox Jew would step one foot in .  And yet Jesus “must go through Samaria.”
  • He was .
  • Jesus was following a divine map and a divine plan to reach this woman.
  • We should say, “My will is to do the will of Him that me.”
  • Two very good questions to ask yourself are “Where is my Samaria?” and “Who is my Samaritan?” Where are you to go and who are you unwilling to witness to? Then, of that and be willing.
  • He was .
  • Jesus is physically fatigued at Jacob’s well. The walk from Judea to Sychar probably took two days, it’s about a 34-mile hike.
  • He was tired, but that does not him from ministering.
  • Jesus Christ can fully identify with human hurt, thirst, hunger, and because He personally experienced it Himself.
  • Real Christlike ministry keeps at it when it is .
  • She was .
  • She is the town . Here is a woman who is lonely, sinful, , and thirsty – for something real; for something that will last!
  • The can’t be saved by their morality, they can only be saved by Jesus. The immoral are too immoral to find salvation in Jesus.
  • The gospel isn’t spread group to group but person to .

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