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Milestones – Week 2
October 10, 2021

Milestones – Week 2

October 10, 2021

John 4:7-26

Jesus’ next step with us often isn’t something we set out to do. It’s something he sets out to do in us. 

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – Augustine, Confessions

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

“So, we need both Spirit and truth – both the relational presence of Jesus and his community and the meaning-giving truth of our Rabbi’s mental maps.” – John Mark Comer, Live No Lies

Jesus’ next steps always have relational presence and meaning-giving truth.

 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Head

  • Read John 4:1-26. Work together to describe the setting of this narrative, including the location, the history of the woman, the ethnicities involved, etc.
  • Who initiates the interaction between the woman and Jesus? What is their motivation in this and why is this aspect of the narrative significant?
  • Consider this quote from John Mark Comer’s book, Live No Lies. “So, we need both Spirit and truth – both the relational presence of Jesus and his community and the meaning-giving truth of our Rabbi’s mental maps.” As a group, discuss how relational presence and meaning-giving truth are essential in Jesus’ work in us.

Heart

  • In what ways do you identify similarities between your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and that of the woman? 
  • As you reflect on your relationship with Christ, what are some truths that God has revealed to you about yourself? What was the setting surrounding those moments?

Hands

  • What is something that you think God is speaking to you at this moment or season in life? Is he inviting you to a deeper relational presence or to adopt a meaning-giving truth, or both? 

 

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