Verse 12 says she asks, Are you greater than our father Jacob? I love this woman basically she s asking Show me your credentials!

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Verse 12 says she asks, Are you greater than our father Jacob? I love this woman basically she s asking Show me your credentials!"

Transcription

1 An encounter with the woman at the well (John ) This passage is often used to talk about sharing faith. Something we try to focus on in our church is that the first step before external action - is to make an internal reflection. To ask who am I in the scripture, in the encounters Jesus has - in the parables he uses! Am I willing to see differently because when we see differently, it changes the way we engage the world. It s: The person who was deaf and is enabled to hear loves just to listen to people talk The person who was blind but can now see loves just staring at the colours of the world around them The person whose heavy burden of sin is removed by Jesus sees the weight upon others and can t but let others know they don t have to carry their burden any longer So tonight I want to encourage you to see yourself in the woman maybe because you experience what she does- or you need to understand what she feels either way I pray you understand the power of Jesus message in her story Jesus leaves Judea - heads for Galilee - and goes through Samaria. I don t believe Jesus left Judea for fear of the Pharisees. Perhaps the Pharisees stirred up trouble to get rid of Jesus. But his hour was not yet come - he left. Perhaps he left because the Pharisees used Jesus popularity to discredit John. John had embarrassed the Pharisees by calling them to repent and be baptized. Perhaps Jesus thought the Pharisees would discredit he and John as they re ministry had not yet been solidly established. Or, perhaps, Jesus felt a divine impulse to go through Samaria because God planned a divine appointment there his actions were purpose filled. PURPOSE FILLED relationships Verse 4 says: he had to pass through Samaria. However it was possible to go to Galilee another way. I don t know what drove Jesus specifically - but I do know Jesus was never controlled by circumstances his steps never seemed be to governed by his circumstances even when those led to his crucifixion. So Jesus wasn t merely responding His actions were PURPOSE FILLED. God never seems to do just one thing there s always more going on than we can see.

2 This is the first point just as Jesus is purpose filled in this story God is purpose filled in the things for our lives and uses us to be multi-purpose filled in relationship. When you let God s equations guide your life, it may not always make sense but the final solution will. GRACE FILLED relationships The main relationship here is between Jesus and the woman at the well. Jesus asks for a drink and Verse 9 says: The Samaritan woman said to him, How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria? Jews normally travelled around Samaria because they viewed Samaritans as unclean Assyrians captured Samaria in BC, and banished the Israelites - they settled the land with foreigners, intermarried with the surviving Israelites and took on a form of their religion. After the exile, Jews viewed the Samaritans as the children of political rebels - as racial half-breeds - with a dirtied religion So there is ethnic, racial, and religious issues that made Jews despise Samaritans and see them as: This woman is seen as - Ceremonially unclean - racially impure - religiously heretical. Jesus as usual does all the wrong social things for his time and it all started with asking for a drink - not for permission to get a drink - but for a drink from her bucket. If you have seen some of the movies or read about an earlier time when segregation was socially acceptable Jesus actions was similar to a white man walking over to a coloured water fountain and asking a black woman for a drink. So she says - Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Basically what you re asking isn t socially acceptable. Verse 10: Jesus responds, If you knew the gift I m offering, and who it is saying, Give me a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. This isn t so much about her grace filled response but rather it s her opportunity for a grace filled encounter Verse 11: she says, Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Have you done this? Thanks God here s a list why what you re asking from me won t work.

3 Verse 12 says she asks, Are you greater than our father Jacob? I love this woman basically she s asking Show me your credentials! I did this- I felt God was leading me to go to Thailand with YWAM but I didn t have enough money. I said God show me your cred s provide the money and I ll go. God said sure just give away the money you already have WHAT? So I did, it didn t make sense, people told me it didn t make sense, I believed anyway and 2 weeks later I had more than I needed when I submitted to his guidance, God s grace made a way So Jesus responds - I hear you thanks - however here s a different answer Jesus just says - Yes, I am superior to Jacob because this water will leave you thirsty and having to return my living water mean you never have to come back to a physical well and it leads to eternal life (Verses 13 14) Like us she misses his point - again. Verse 15: The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water. Then things seem to get a little hostile Jesus says: Go, call your husband, and come back. She says I don t have one! This woman was well-known but her reputation had to do with the number of men she had been with. There is no way Jesus could have naturally known about this woman s life Here s my second point as I said, God s equations don t make sense Extending grace to others doesn t always make sense. Jesus extended grace however because what made sense was God was pursuing her. Jesus knew: Relationship with God was more important than social and religious barriers. Relationship with God was more important than others perceptions. Relationship with God was more important than all the objections she could raise. God pursues us and always extends grace. God wants us to see with GRACE FILLED eyes Why? Because we will see and respond to multi-purpose filled opportunities. We will see and therefore extend grace filled opportunities to others when there is need.

4 Jesus has modelled what it is to purse relationship that is - PURPOSE FILLED and GRACE FILLED. Now he models for us pursuing relationship that is - SPIRIT FILLED When God pursues us there s stretching - this is why we need the Holy Spirit as our comforter Does it surprise you Jesus said she spoke the truth even though it was a half truth? We do this we admit a half-truth because the full truth is too painful Jesus says to her you re correct in what you said for you have had 5 husbands and the one you re with now is not your husband you spoke the truth It s a devious, subtle, manipulation of language to conceal the truth by saying true things. Devious people don t usually lie. We deceive by the way we use the truth. Perhaps her heart is saying: I don t like coming out in public like this. If I could avoid this every day, I would. This is the place the women gather where they talk about the community this is the place to be accepted yet this is the place I m excluded because I m the topic of conversation Her life is dry it can t receive spirit and truth because it s been so beaten down So Jesus moves into her inner life where she has learnt to shut others out. It s a door locked and sealed. So Jesus uses a SPIRIT FILLED key to open it. Her life led her to an inner spiritual dryness. It s like that imagery from Isaiah - pouring water on dry land however the problem is if the land is so dry and hard - the sun evaporates the water before it has a chance to soak in Jesus intentionally breaks down her walls down by exposing her sin. So she responds as we would she put up walls She only focuses on what separates - all she can relate to is superficial things Jesus goes there - but again - not to respond as she wants or as we might in getting into an argument he sees past her statement, focuses on her heart & speaks to her spirit. Jesus says, The hour is coming when geography won t matter. and also The hour is coming and is now here - true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.

5 This is a purpose-filled, grace-filled, spirit-filled relational response. Jesus is letting a broken woman know she is pursued by God A God who loves her and frees her as she deserves The Holy Spirit brings spiritual life we re spiritually born again through his Living Water. God has pursued us we don t always understand the equation but we know the affects we feel washed clean, overflowing with a peace that transcends understanding. Many of you know God pursued you you are his Living Well he wants you to live purpose-filled, grace-filled and spirit-filled lives to bring him glory Yet there are those on the margins, excluded, isolated, burdened they re the woman at the well - they need to know there is a spring of water gushing up to eternal life Did you see yourself in her tonight? If you are her and need healing receive Jesus Living Water. If you know others who are her let them know Living Water is available. When you see those at the well sit with them - be the Living Water that refreshes their soul. Let s pray

Vacation Church School. Woman at the Well

Vacation Church School. Woman at the Well Vacation Church School Life of Christ #3 Woman at the Well Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst John 4:14 Scripture Reference: John 4: 1-42 Goals: By the end of the

More information

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us.

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. Devotion NT224 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

The Marvelous Ministry of Jesus Matthew 4: 23-25

The Marvelous Ministry of Jesus Matthew 4: 23-25 The Marvelous Ministry of Jesus Matthew 4: 23-25 Our text today is dealing with the early ministry of Jesus. He had just come out of the wilderness after being tempted 40 days of Satan. He had begun to

More information

Easter Everyday - Week 4

Easter Everyday - Week 4 Easter Everyday - Week 4 Day 1 - God Is Greater 1 John 3:19-24 (NLV) 19 This is how we know we are Christians. It will give our heart comfort for sure when we stand before Him. 20 Our heart may say that

More information

Lesson 10. The Woman at the Well Meets Jesus. John 4:1-1-30, 39-42

Lesson 10. The Woman at the Well Meets Jesus. John 4:1-1-30, 39-42 L i f e o f C h r i s t from the gospel of J o h n Lesson 10 The Woman at the Well Meets Jesus John 4:1-1-30, 39-42 Mission Arlington Mission Metroplex Curriculum 2010 Created for use with young, unchurched

More information

Simply Jesus. The Life and Ministry of God s Son. Inductive: Lesson 3

Simply Jesus. The Life and Ministry of God s Son. Inductive: Lesson 3 Simply Jesus The Life and Ministry of God s Son Inductive: Lesson 3 Introduction It has been pointed out that at the foot of the Cross, men and women are considered equal. There is no such thing as rich

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well. THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well. THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Devotion NT224 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

Lesson 1 The Good Samaritan

Lesson 1 The Good Samaritan Lesson Outcome You will know who Jesus is describing as a neighbour and you will have individually identified some of your neighbours with whom you can engage with the Gospel. Practical application/keywords:

More information

It s not really a word... but an instinctive groan frequently uttered after WE VE taken a sip...or a gulp... of a refreshing beverage.

It s not really a word... but an instinctive groan frequently uttered after WE VE taken a sip...or a gulp... of a refreshing beverage. March 23, 2014 What is A-h-h? It s not really a word... but an instinctive groan frequently uttered after WE VE taken a sip...or a gulp... of a refreshing beverage. YOU re dying of thirst... and YOU grab

More information

January 4 TEACHER BIBLE STUDY. Rejection at Nazareth. Big Picture Question: Christ Connection: Jesus was revealed as the filfillment of.

January 4 TEACHER BIBLE STUDY. Rejection at Nazareth. Big Picture Question: Christ Connection: Jesus was revealed as the filfillment of. January 4 Rejection at Nazareth Big Picture Question: What does the gospel mean? Gospel means good news. Christ Connection: Jesus was revealed as the filfillment of Scripture, the promised Savior. PreK-Kinder

More information

The Kingdom of God & The Samaritan Woman. Leader Guide

The Kingdom of God & The Samaritan Woman. Leader Guide The Kingdom of God & The Samaritan Woman Leader Guide Unit 4 lesson 6 Scripture John 4:1-26 Lesson Overview: Cultural Dimension In this sixth and final lesson for this unit, we will observe Jesus s interaction

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Devotion NT249 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha THEME: Jesus wants us to spend time with \ Him. SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

God- much like the visions or dreams of Ezekiel and Daniel, the Apostle John in

God- much like the visions or dreams of Ezekiel and Daniel, the Apostle John in Isaiah 6:1-11 Vision and Mission Here is the call of Isaiah. In the first part of the passage, his vision of the glorious God- much like the visions or dreams of Ezekiel and Daniel, the Apostle John in

More information

Drinking From the Wells of Salvation ISAIAH 12:1-6, JOHN 4:1-26

Drinking From the Wells of Salvation ISAIAH 12:1-6, JOHN 4:1-26 Drinking From the Wells of Salvation ISAIAH 12:1-6, JOHN 4:1-26 1And in that day you will say: O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. 2Behold,

More information

John 4vs True worship What is it how does it happen?

John 4vs True worship What is it how does it happen? John 4vs16-26 True worship What is it how does it happen? XXXX St Helen s Church Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, John English X vs Standard XX Version, published by Harper Collins Publishers.

More information

The Story of the Woman at the Well

The Story of the Woman at the Well The Story of the Woman at the Well in John 4:1-42 Day One Anticipate: to look forward to or expect Have you ever noticed that ministry often comes at times we might consider inconvenient? People and their

More information

Being a Woman of Grace-Part 2

Being a Woman of Grace-Part 2 Bible Study 84 Being a Woman of Grace-Part 2 Being a woman of grace means being a woman with inner strength and beauty, who is dedicated to obeying the commandments of God to the best of her ability. The

More information

JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN

JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN John 4:1-26 Key Verse: 4:10 Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given

More information

Ten Days of Prayer before Pentecost

Ten Days of Prayer before Pentecost Ten Days of Prayer before Pentecost The Story of Pentecost After Jesus rose from the dead, he was seen by many people and he proved that he was alive! He stayed with his followers for 40 days and talked

More information

Preschool Bible study OVERVIEW: Green 10:35

Preschool Bible study OVERVIEW: Green 10:35 LEADER BIBLE STUDY Jesus was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. After John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, Jesus was tempted in the desert. Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover.

More information

Level 1 Lesson 2. SALVATION BY GRACE By Don Krow

Level 1 Lesson 2. SALVATION BY GRACE By Don Krow Level 1 Lesson 2 SALVATION BY GRACE By Don Krow Jesus many times used parables, stories which illustrated spiritual truths. Luke 18:9-14 begins, And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in

More information

HOW TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

HOW TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT HOW TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT The Main Thing: God gives us the Holy Spirit so we can successfully live the Christian life. Be filled with the Holy Spirit by faith, understanding who the Holy Spirit

More information

Jesus Met a Samaritan Woman Club 345 Small Groups September 14, 2014

Jesus Met a Samaritan Woman Club 345 Small Groups September 14, 2014 LEADER BIBLE STUDY At the time Jesus was on earth, the social food chain went like this: Jews didn t talk to Samaritans. The strife between the two groups stretched back hundreds of years to the Babylonian

More information

Living Water Lesson 3

Living Water Lesson 3 Memory Verse- Living Water Lesson 3 John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Lesson Theme: Jesus is the

More information

Worship in Spirit and in Truth. John 4: 19-24

Worship in Spirit and in Truth. John 4: 19-24 Worship in Spirit and in Truth John 4: 19-24 This is a portion of a very familiar passage of Scripture. I m sure that most of us have heard the account of the woman at the well many times. She was a woman

More information

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF REJECTION Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF REJECTION Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10 Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10 Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety. (Living Bible) INTRODUCTION Today we're looking at the Fear of Rejection.

More information

SPEAKING IN TONGUES - THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ROLE IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER

SPEAKING IN TONGUES - THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ROLE IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER SPEAKING IN TONGUES - THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ROLE IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER INTRODUCTION Prior to Jesus' ascension to heaven, He commanded His disciples not to leave the city of Jerusalem but tarry there

More information

JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN

JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN JESUS TALKS WITH A SAMARITAN WOMAN John 4:1-26 Key Verse: 4:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, Will you give me a drink? In today s passage, Jesus talks with a nameless, ordinary

More information

Listening for God Discussion Guide

Listening for God Discussion Guide Listening for God Discussion Guide Chapter 1: Words to Live By Do you have a specific time set aside to read the Bible? If so, what time slot seems to work best for you? If not, how can you rearrange your

More information

The Spirit Part 1: You Don t Know What You ve Got Pastor Chris Jung October 13, 2013 ONCE UPON A TIME

The Spirit Part 1: You Don t Know What You ve Got Pastor Chris Jung October 13, 2013 ONCE UPON A TIME The Spirit Part 1: You Don t Know What You ve Got Pastor Chris Jung October 13, 2013 ONCE UPON A TIME Do not banish me from your presence, and don t take your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:11 (NLT) Then

More information

Theme: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD SHINES INTO DARKNESS. Some of you know that I work part time for a gentleman that is blind.

Theme: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD SHINES INTO DARKNESS. Some of you know that I work part time for a gentleman that is blind. John 9 Theme: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD SHINES INTO DARKNESS. I. It shines to illuminate sin and unbelief. II. It shines to rid us of sickness and death. III. It shines to show the glory (work) of Jesus.

More information

Mystery of the Anointing

Mystery of the Anointing Mystery of the Anointing Matthew 13 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because

More information

Jesus Shows the Way into Our World. John 4:1-42 Jesus commissions us: As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you John 20:21 Briarwood 3

Jesus Shows the Way into Our World. John 4:1-42 Jesus commissions us: As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you John 20:21 Briarwood 3 Jesus Shows the Way into Our World John 4:1-42 Jesus commissions us: As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you John 20:21 Briarwood 3 Jesus Three Years Ministry Primarily among the Jews I am

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Devotion NT257 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus THEME: Jesus always has time for us! SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

Luke 4:14-44 Jesus Taught and Healed

Luke 4:14-44 Jesus Taught and Healed Luke 4:14-44 Jesus Taught and Healed Have you ever gone back to your hometown and it was not the same. Maybe you went to college and then got a job in the big city Nazareth was Jesus hometown. A short

More information

PRAYER MINISTRY ON ALPHA by Mike Pilavachi

PRAYER MINISTRY ON ALPHA by Mike Pilavachi ! PAGE 1/5 PRAYER MINISTRY ON ALPHA by Mike Pilavachi When I first became a Christian I learnt that Jesus didn t just say wonderful things, he also demonstrated wonderful things: he taught the good news

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals the Blind Man. THEME: Jesus is the light of the world. SCRIPTURE: John 9:1-41 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals the Blind Man. THEME: Jesus is the light of the world. SCRIPTURE: John 9:1-41 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Devotion NT245 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals the Blind Man THEME: Jesus is the light of the world. SCRIPTURE: John 9:1-41 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

week 4: focus on relationships, not rules and rituals

week 4: focus on relationships, not rules and rituals week 4: focus on relationships, not rules and rituals This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW Jesus walked into a world where obedience to rules was valued

More information

The peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen. Physical thirst can be intense. Deprive the body of water and actions can be unpredictable, even deadly. Countless times, it has been told of during times of crisis and war of those in or near the crystal

More information

Worship in Prayer. Lesson

Worship in Prayer. Lesson Lesson 3 Worship in Prayer In Lesson 1 we learned that worship is fellowship and communion with the Lord. This is why God made us. He wanted to share His love with people who could love Him in return.

More information

Lesson 6 The Parable of the Lost Sheep Part II - Divine Appointments

Lesson 6 The Parable of the Lost Sheep Part II - Divine Appointments The Parable of the Lost Sheep Part II - Divine Appointments Revision from Previous Lesson The lesson ended with a verse challenging us to stir one another to love and good works have you encouraged anyone

More information

Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit

Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit Rejoice in God the Holy Spirit God the Holy Spirit, Who dwells inside of us, has done and is doing special things for us! Everything He does for us is for the purpose of transforming us into the image

More information

2010 Tony Kummer, Ministry-To-Children.com Permission granted to make copies for non-commercial use.

2010 Tony Kummer, Ministry-To-Children.com Permission granted to make copies for non-commercial use. 2010 Tony Kummer, Ministry-To-Children.com Permission granted to make copies for non-commercial use. Dear Parents, This booklet is a practical guide for starting family devotions. My aim is make this material

More information

Living Well Purpose: To challenge us to live like Jesus

Living Well Purpose: To challenge us to live like Jesus March 27, 2011 John 4:1-30 Encountering Jesus sermon series Creekside COB Pastor Rosanna McFadden Living Well Purpose: To challenge us to live like Jesus It s not always the things which we plan which

More information

Living Water. Items Needed. Bible with marked scripture Copies of Coloring Sheet Copies of Lesson Overview. John 4: 10-15

Living Water. Items Needed. Bible with marked scripture Copies of Coloring Sheet Copies of Lesson Overview. John 4: 10-15 Living Water John 4: 10-15 Items Needed Bible with marked scripture Copies of Coloring Sheet Copies of Lesson Overview Title: Living Water Objective of Lesson In the Bible water is a picture of Salvation

More information

A mirror reflects how we externally look, but does not reflect the inside how much time you spend in front of a mirror may reflect the inside J

A mirror reflects how we externally look, but does not reflect the inside how much time you spend in front of a mirror may reflect the inside J 1PeterWeek6 3:8-17 The Love of Grace reflects Grace Community Group Questions 1. How do you treat your fellow believers? 2. Have you ever had a problem with another Christian? 3. What are some blessing

More information

David C. Cook and the graphic circle C logo are registered trademarks of Cook Communications Ministries.

David C. Cook and the graphic circle C logo are registered trademarks of Cook Communications Ministries. BASIC.FEAR GOD PERSONAL REFLECTION GUIDE Copyright 2010 by Flannel P.O. Box 3228 Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3228 U.S.A. Published by David C. Cook 4050 Lee Vance View Colorado Springs, CO 80918 U.S.A. David

More information

TELLING YOUR FAITH STORY

TELLING YOUR FAITH STORY TELLING YOUR FAITH STORY USING A BIBLE STORY Learn how to share your testimony using a Biblical story that will allow you to share the Gospel with those who have never heard. Let s learn how to share your

More information

LESSON TITLE: Anointing Jesus Feet. THEME: Jesus is worthy of all honor. life. SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:36-50 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

LESSON TITLE: Anointing Jesus Feet. THEME: Jesus is worthy of all honor. life. SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:36-50 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Devotion NT231 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Anointing Jesus Feet life. THEME: Jesus is worthy of all honor. SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:36-50 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids! Bible

More information

miracles of jesus 1. LEADER PREPARATION

miracles of jesus 1. LEADER PREPARATION miracles of jesus Week 1: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW One night, Jesus is teaching to a crowded home. Friends

More information

International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 17:11-19 New International Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, May 8, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.

International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 17:11-19 New International Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, May 8, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 17:11-19 New International Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, May 8, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School

More information

God Knows Everything About Us

God Knows Everything About Us God Knows Everything About Us BIBLE PASSAGE John 4: 1-42 (Jesus and the Women at the Well) REMEMBER VERSE For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall

More information

St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016

St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016 St. Luke s Prayer Calendar September 2016 Thursday, September 1 Heavenly Father, thank you for a new month full of new opportunities. I pray that you would not only open my eyes to see the opportunities

More information

Sermon: Living Water Text: John 7:37-39

Sermon: Living Water Text: John 7:37-39 Pastor Chris Matthis Epiphany Lutheran Church, Castle Rock, Colorado The Day of Pentecost, Series A Saturday, June 7 th, 2014 Sunday, June 8 th, 2014 Sermon: Living Water Text: John 7:37-39 Focus: The

More information

Making Room for Worship John 4:1-42

Making Room for Worship John 4:1-42 Making Room for Worship John 4:1-42 Today as we continue our Making Room series, we are going to discuss Making Room for Worship - both in our facilities and in our lives. Weʼll consider one of the core

More information

Seeing Clearly John 9:1-41 The gospel lesson this morning is itself a narrative sermon which John preached to Christians living near the end of the

Seeing Clearly John 9:1-41 The gospel lesson this morning is itself a narrative sermon which John preached to Christians living near the end of the 1 Seeing Clearly John 9:1-41 The gospel lesson this morning is itself a narrative sermon which John preached to Christians living near the end of the first century. Though based upon an incident when Jesus

More information

John 14:15 John 20:31

John 14:15 John 20:31 As Christians we talk a lot about loving God; we talk about our love for Jesus. Even I do and I m not a particularly emotional bloke. I don t get gooey and teary eyed over very much. But even I say I love

More information

Jeremiah Prophesies a New Covenant

Jeremiah Prophesies a New Covenant SESSION ELEVEN Jeremiah Prophesies a New Covenant SCRIPTURE Jeremiah 17:1-10; 31:31-34 THE POINT God promises to write His law on our hearts and send the Holy Spirit to dwell within us. CHARACTERS The

More information

To My Shepherd. From Your Sheep. (Revised: 4/2/2013)

To My Shepherd. From Your Sheep. (Revised: 4/2/2013) To My Shepherd From Your Sheep (Revised: 4/2/2013) Jesus Christ, You are my Shepherd. You have come to search for and rescue me. Luke 19:10, For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was

More information

Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4)

Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4) Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4) Intro: I have never ceased being amazed at God s power to change a life especially those I may consider unlikely

More information

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25 Whereas I was Blind, Now I See John 9: 1-11; 25 We all know that great hymn well: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I m found; was blind, but now

More information

Worship God the Right Way Exodus 20:4-6

Worship God the Right Way Exodus 20:4-6 Worship God the Right Way Exodus 20:4-6 Our initial inclination may be to write off the second commandment as irrelevant because we don t have carved images of God in our lives, but when we understand

More information

What are the levels of biblical learning? How do I read this document for my child? Why are there no specific ages listed?

What are the levels of biblical learning? How do I read this document for my child? Why are there no specific ages listed? LEVELS of BIBLICAL LEARNING What are the levels of biblical learning? Levels of Biblical Learning covers 10 biblical concept areas that children can learn as they study God s Word. The concept areas are

More information

Personal Evangelism Training Resource: Introduction and Commitment in the Conversion Process

Personal Evangelism Training Resource: Introduction and Commitment in the Conversion Process Personal Evangelism Training Resource: Introduction and Commitment in the Conversion Process 2. Personal Evangelism Training Resource John Teter - Evangelism Team Leader of the Evangelical Covenant Church

More information

This morning we continue in our sermon series about what it means to be a contagious Christian a Christian who introduces other people to Jesus.

This morning we continue in our sermon series about what it means to be a contagious Christian a Christian who introduces other people to Jesus. Video This morning we continue in our sermon series about what it means to be a contagious Christian a Christian who introduces other people to Jesus. As you will know we have a vision as a church to see

More information

The Walking Worthy Series

The Walking Worthy Series The Walking Worthy Series Volume 2: Walking Worthy As a Husband by Norm Wakefield WALKING WORTHY AS A HUSBAND by Norm Wakefield. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced

More information

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time for

More information

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband

More information

SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROGRESS SURVEY

SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROGRESS SURVEY COPYRIGHT 00 DISCIPLE MAKING MINISTRY WWW.D-M-M.ORG SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROGRESS SURVEY As a Christian, each one of us is on a spiritual journey. A journey towards being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. A

More information

1. LEADER PREPARATION

1. LEADER PREPARATION character traits of god Week 1: God is Holy This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW This is the first lesson in a four-week study on the characteristics

More information

Sermon 21a 2014: When Actions Speak Louder than Words Introduction: Not Words Only

Sermon 21a 2014: When Actions Speak Louder than Words Introduction: Not Words Only Sermon 21a 2014: When Actions Speak Louder than Words Introduction: Not Words Only Most of us are taught that doing what we say and saying what we do are important If we want to be known as reliable and

More information

JESUS IN NAZARETH (C.1.Spring.12)

JESUS IN NAZARETH (C.1.Spring.12) JESUS IN NAZARETH (C.1.Spring.12) Biblical Reference Luke 4:16-30 Key Verse Luke 4:18-19 Key Concept Jesus says wonderful things, but sometimes the truth isn t always easy to hear. Still, I know that Jesus

More information

Greetings, Blessings, Scott DeWitt Director of Spiritual Outreach Casas por Cristo

Greetings, Blessings, Scott DeWitt Director of Spiritual Outreach Casas por Cristo Team Devotional Greetings, Welcome to Casas por Cristo! If you are reading this, then more than likely you are embarking on a week-long adventure serving our Lord and Savior along the U.S. / México border

More information

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. Devotion NT307 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Paul Goes Before Agrippa THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Acts 25:13 26:32 Dear Parents

More information

ARE YOU THIRSTY? John 4: 3-26 & 39-42

ARE YOU THIRSTY? John 4: 3-26 & 39-42 ARE YOU THIRSTY? John 4: 3-26 & 39-42 1 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his

More information

Sharing the Gospel with Photos. Stonecroft Evangelism Tools. Stonecroft.org

Sharing the Gospel with Photos. Stonecroft Evangelism Tools. Stonecroft.org Sharing the Gospel with Photos Stonecroft Evangelism Tools Stonecroft.org Sharing the Gospel with Photos Stonecroft Evangelism Tools Stonecroft 10561 Barkley, Suite 500 Overland Park, KS 66212 800.525.8627

More information

REMEMBER LOT S WIFE. Text: Genesis 19:15-26, Luke 17:32 Subject: Almost Just Isn t Good Enough

REMEMBER LOT S WIFE. Text: Genesis 19:15-26, Luke 17:32 Subject: Almost Just Isn t Good Enough Text: Genesis 19:15-26, Luke 17:32 Subject: Almost Just Isn t Good Enough REMEMBER LOT S WIFE Introduction Question: How many of you believe that Jesus is coming again? Question: How many of you want to

More information

Come Meet Jesus: Redrawing the Boundary Lines Cherie Johnson May 10, 2015

Come Meet Jesus: Redrawing the Boundary Lines Cherie Johnson May 10, 2015 Come Meet Jesus: Redrawing the Boundary Lines Cherie Johnson May 10, 2015 Luke 10:25-42 (NRSV) 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Promise of the Holy Spirit THEME: Jesus satisfies our thirsty spirits.

LESSON TITLE: The Promise of the Holy Spirit THEME: Jesus satisfies our thirsty spirits. Devotion NT241 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Promise of the Holy Spirit THEME: Jesus satisfies our thirsty spirits. SCRIPTURE: John 7:37-39 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

Creating space for God in our relationship choices

Creating space for God in our relationship choices Creating space for God in our relationship choices Summary The aim of this study is to help us think about whether we are truly letting God guide us in our lives and relationship. It looks at the barriers

More information

Revival: A Sermon. Nardia Whisson University of St Andrews

Revival: A Sermon. Nardia Whisson University of St Andrews Revival: A Sermon Nardia Whisson University of St Andrews 4 Let s pray: Lord, thank you for your Word, and for Jesus, your living Word. By your Holy Spirit, open our eyes and our understanding, so that

More information

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Created for a Love Relationship

More information

Acknowledge God alone as worthy of worship, genuinely revering Him for His glory and His holiness

Acknowledge God alone as worthy of worship, genuinely revering Him for His glory and His holiness Text: John 4:19-24 Title: God s Blueprint Seek Him in Worship INTRODUCTION Today we re going to talk about the fact that passionate followers of Jesus Christ seek God in worship. And next week we will

More information

Introduction: The NFL was the first of professional sports to use the phrase: THE

Introduction: The NFL was the first of professional sports to use the phrase: THE LOL PART FIVE ARE YOU A TRIPLE THREAT? 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 - DR. LARRY L. THOMPSON (2015) Introduction: The NFL was the first of professional sports to use the phrase: THE TRIPLE-THREAT. THE TERM REFERS

More information

Memory Verse. Lesson 1

Memory Verse. Lesson 1 D O W N L O A D E D In Awe of His Holiness ADULT By Douglas Schmidt June December 2 2 2013 2012 for use as STEP 1. Focus: We respond to God s holiness with awe and a contrite heart. Bible Basis: Isaiah

More information

Baptism Self-Study Guide

Baptism Self-Study Guide Baptism Self-Study Guide Our Salvation 1. Why am I here? a) God made me to love me! John 3:16 b) We were created to enjoy a personal relationship with God and to manage all of the rest of God s creation.

More information

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers GOSPEL STORY CURRICULUM (NT) LOWER ELEMENTARY LESSON 25 Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers LUKE 17:11 19 BIBLE TRUTH THE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SIN IS THE GREATEST HEALING WE CAN RECEIVE l e s s o n snapshot 1. OPENING

More information

TRUE CHURCH GROWTH Acts 9:31

TRUE CHURCH GROWTH Acts 9:31 TBC 10/6/02 p.m. TRUE CHURCH GROWTH Acts 9:31 Intro: After the Lord Jesus ascended back to the Father, it became immediately apparent that His apostles, the early deacons, and those who were being saved,

More information

Holy Spirit Reliance. Lesson Discussion. The Challenges We Face

Holy Spirit Reliance. Lesson Discussion. The Challenges We Face Holy Spirit Reliance The Challenges We Face One of the challenges that disciples face is the tendency to rely on ourselves and our own strength and understanding as we step out in obedience to make disciples.

More information

BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY

BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY Connecting People in Authentic Relationships that lead to Spiritual Transformation A 6-WEEK STUDY OF OUR CORE VALUES WEEK 6 November 27 th BUILDING BIBLICAL COMMUNITY WEEK

More information

Are You Worried? Luke 12:22-34. Lesson 8

Are You Worried? Luke 12:22-34. Lesson 8 Exploring Faith Bible Study Series Are You Worried? Luke 12:22-34 Lesson 8 Lesson Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to offer people an option in place of continual worrying. The world today has plenty

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Beatitudes. THEME: Real happiness is found in Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:1-12 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Him.

LESSON TITLE: The Beatitudes. THEME: Real happiness is found in Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:1-12 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Him. Devotion NT222 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Beatitudes Him. THEME: Real happiness is found in Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:1-12 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids! Bible

More information

Anointing Jesus Feet Luke 7:36-50

Anointing Jesus Feet Luke 7:36-50 Lesson 231 Anointing Jesus Feet Luke 7:36-50 MEMORY VERSE 1 JOHN 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: A basin with water, a wash cloth, and a towel. As many 8.5" x 11" pieces

More information

LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS Week 2: Learning to Love God 1. LEADER PREPARATION

LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS Week 2: Learning to Love God 1. LEADER PREPARATION LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS Week 2: Learning to Love God This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW The Bible has lots of instructions about the way we ought to

More information

The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus The Baptism of Jesus Teacher Pep Talk: Teaching about the Baptism of Jesus is really important and can be a lot of fun. There is so much to learn about it! Be sure to adjust the lesson to relate to the

More information

Topics: Abilities, Circumstances, Glory, God, Healing, Jesus Christ, Light, Miracles, New Life, Parents, Sin, World

Topics: Abilities, Circumstances, Glory, God, Healing, Jesus Christ, Light, Miracles, New Life, Parents, Sin, World Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind - John 9:1-12 Open It Healer of the Blind (John 9) Questions: Week Nine Topics: Abilities, Circumstances, Glory, God, Healing, Jesus Christ, Light, Miracles, New Life, Parents,

More information

How to Share the Plan of Salvation

How to Share the Plan of Salvation How to Share the Plan of Salvation You can use the following method to share the Gospel with a person of any age. You will also notice that the following is so simple that even a child can understand it.

More information

I. Where Have You Been?

I. Where Have You Been? Purity... What are your thoughts on purity? This is more than just another Bible study on purity. This is a new beginning! But before you can make preparations for your future purity, you need to look

More information

FIRST, WE GIVE OF OURSELVES Giving in Grace

FIRST, WE GIVE OF OURSELVES Giving in Grace FIRST, WE GIVE OF OURSELVES A Bible Study exploring grace-full living and grateful giving By Rev. Kurt R. Nordby BIBLE STUDY: The Gift of God s Grace Read Romans 3:21-24 In this passage from Romans, the

More information

Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday 2016 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1 Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

More information