An Unfamiliar Ending to a Familiar Story (John 4)


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Lessons from Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman found in John 4.

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An Unfamiliar Ending to a Familiar Story (John 4)

  1. 1. The Samaritan Woman... Left Her Water Jar (vs. 28) Went & Told Others About Jesus (vs. 28-29) Introduced Others to Jesus (vs. 30)
  2. 2. We Must... Leave Our “Water Jars”
  3. 3. Matthew 4:20 (Peter & Andrew) Matthew 4:22 (James & John) Luke 5:28 (Matthew)
  4. 4. “Though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I have more so…But what things were gain to me, these I have counted but loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him. Philippians 3:4-11 (NKJV)
  5. 5. We Must... Leave Our “Water Jars” Go & Tell Others About Jesus
  6. 6. Matthew 9:31 – Instructed NOT to Mark 5:20 – Demon-possessed man
  7. 7. “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him will I also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 (NJKV) “Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.” Acts 8:4 (NJKV)
  8. 8. We Must... Leave Our “Water Jars” Go & Tell Others About Jesus Introduce Others to Jesus
  9. 9. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men…There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world…But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name…” John 1:4-18 (NJKV)
  10. 10. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (NJKV) “For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NJKV)
  11. 11. We Must... Leave Our “Water Jars” Go & Tell Others About Jesus Introduce Others to Jesus
  12. 12. Have we... Had our lives changed by Jesus Christ? Accepted the Living Water offered by our Savior? Dropped our ‘pots,’ told others, and brought them to Jesus?