Don’t shy away from touching on a need. Make the Gospel something to think about. Build a witness from a relationship.
Don’t shy away from touching on a need. Make the Gospel something to think about. Build a witness from a relationship. Point out their sin. Then they will see their need for a savior. God is the seeker.
She throws out a Red Herring 4:19-20 She is uncomfortable with her sin exposed.
She gets more than she bargained for.
She learns what true worship is.
She is directed back to her need.
He handles the where of worship John 4:21 Where? – Any where
We are free from the limitations of place & ceremony And: the who of worship
Jesus addresses their limits John 4:22 The Samaritans did not have:
The entire treatment of faith
The expanding conception of the character of God
Prophetic insight into providence
The liturgy of worship
The prediction of Messianic Glory
He addresses the how of worship John 4:23-24 Spirit and Truth Not “where” and “when” but “how.” She would have understood “spirit” to mean, “Not just outwardly but …” Could she know that her spirit was dead?
Man in the Image of God Body Soul SPIRIT 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Body Soul SPIRIT Ephesians 2:1-3 Fallen Man in the Image of God Satan & World Satan & World
God Body Soul SPIRIT 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 Satan & World Satan & World
He addresses the how of worship John 4:23-24 Spirit and Truth Not “where” and “when” but “how.” She may have understood “truth” to mean something opposed to falsehood. Did she see her sin in relationship with this “truth”?
A characteristic of God Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. Psalm 31:5 Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the God of truth; he who takes an oath in the land will swear by the God of truth. Isaiah 65:16
Jesus’ ministry was to bear witness to the truth. Only those who are of the truth hear Christ’s voice. “ You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
He addresses the how of worship John 4:23-24 Spirit and Truth Then, we must worship God from a renewed spirit and in conformity to His truth.
She evades John 4:25 Deuteronomy 18:15 All of this would be better explained by him, the messiah.
Jesus leaves her speachless John 4:26 “ I that speak to you, I am”