Here we are again on the Tell me the story of Jesus path ... This
Gospel story of Jesus and the Woman of Samaria is found in the Gospel
according to John. Before you start, just a reminder about the time
of the Jewish people and the time of the Gentiles. It was still the
time of the Jewish people and Jesus was trying to save the lost sheep
of the flock of Israel, which were the Jewish people.
Let's take a Jesus and the Woman of Samaria field trip ... here's a
little information about Samaria. The Samaritans were considered
Gentiles by the Jewish people though their roots went to Jacob
(Israel). There was a great division in the land of Israel after King
Solomon. They kinda divided into two kingdoms. One was the kingdom of
Judah (David's bloodline) and the kingdom of Israel. Each would have
it's own king. During the times of the kings, most of the kings of
Israel ruled from Samaria, while the kings of Judah ruled from
Jerusalem. Many of the kings of Israel did evil in the sight of the
Lord, too. There were many times when other gods were worshipped
there, not to mention other atrocities. That is why Samaria became
known as a bad place. The Samaritans are of this land. Sooooo, they
are abandoned Israelites.
The Woman of Samaria Bible study begins ... When Jesus was on His
way from Judea to Galilee, He had to pass through Samaria. He came to
a city named Sychar, near the parcel of land that Jacob gave to his
son Joseph. Jacob's well was there and at around noon, Jesus was
tired from His journey and sat at the well.
Jesus' disciples had gone into the city to buy food when a woman of
Samaria came to the well to draw water and Jesus said to her, Give me
to drink. The woman said to Him, Why is it that you, being Jewish,
ask me, a woman of Samaria for a drink, when the Jewish have no
dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that
asks you for a drink, you'd have asked of Him, and He'd have given
you living water. She said, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and
the well is deep. Where will you get that living water? Are you
greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from
it himself, with his children and his cattle? Jesus replied, Whoever
drinks this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water
that I give him, will never thirst, but the water that I will give
him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
The woman of Samaria said, Sir, give me this water, so I don't thirst
or have to come here to draw. Jesus said, Go, call your husband and
come here. The woman answered, I have no husband. And Jesus said,
You've told the truth to say, I have no husband. You've had five
husbands, and the one you have now isn't your husband, so you
answered truthfully. The woman replied, Sir, I can tell that you're a
prophet. Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and you say that in
Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus said, believe me, the time comes when you will not worship the
Father either on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You don't know what
you worship, but we know what we worship because salvation is of the
Jews. But, the time comes and is now, when the true worshippers will
worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, because the Father seeks
for such to worship Him. God is a Spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
How about a little Jesus and the Woman of Samaria Bible study
intermission from the story and let's talk about that last thing that
Jesus said for a moment. God is a Spirit. How do you picture God in
your own mind? Everyone pictures Him differently, but do you think of
Him as having a human form (because He created us in His image) or do
you think of Him as invisible? Do you think that Jesus is probably
what He looks like? Just something to ponder on.
Now what about the next part, And those who worship Him must worship
Him in Spirit and in truth. Gee, you may be saying to yourself, I'm
kinda new at this, I have no clue how to worship God in Spirit. Well,
you're not alone! Paul said in Romans
8:26 that we don't know what to pray for like we should, but the
Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings that can't be
uttered. And He that searches the hearts understands your thoughts.
In other words, He knows what you want, before you even ask Him.
You're His child, and He knows you better than any human being knows
their child. If you're good, bad, happy or sad, He knows.
When you feel desperation, He knows it. When you feel like you can't
cope with something, He's hearing the different groanings of your
spirit and He's hoping you'll ask Him to help you, according to His
will and depend on Him. When you're so happy you could bust, He knows
that too, and believe that He's smiling along with you. Don't forget
to share those times with Him too, not only the times when you need
Back to the Jesus and the Woman of Samaria Bible study story ... The
woman of Samaria said to Jesus, I know that the Messiah is coming who
is called Christ. When He comes, He'll tell us everything. Jesus
said, I who speak to you am
At that time, the disciples came back from the city and they were
surprised that Jesus was talking to the Samaritan woman, but nobody
said a word. The woman left her water pot and went back into the city
and said to the men in her city, Come and see this man that told me
all the things that I ever did. Wouldn't this be the Christ? They
went out of the city and found Jesus. In the meantime, the disciples
urged Him to eat, but He said to them, I have food to eat that you
don't know about. They didn't understand so they asked each other,
Has anyone given Him anything to eat?
Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and
to finish His work. Don't say, Aren't there still four months before
the harvest? I say to you, Open your eyes and look at the fields,
they're already ripe and ready to harvest. He that reaps receives
wages and gathers fruit unto life eternal so both he who plants and
he who reaps may rejoice together. In this case that saying is true,
One plants and another reaps. I sent you to reap where you didn't
work, other men worked and you are entered into their labors.
Many of the Samaritans had come to Him and asked Him to stay with
them, so He remained there for two days. Many more believed because
they heard Him speak and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not
because of what you said, but we've heard Him ourselves and know that
this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
The Woman of Samaria Bible study sharing with you the Jesus and the
Woman of Samaria events reveals yet again, that Jesus is the awaited
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Jesus and the Woman of Samaria Bible Study Resources
Bible Gateway ... John 4 NIV - Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman - “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for Salvation is from the Jews.
Bible Hub ...John 4:9 "You are a Jew," said the woman. The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
Bible Study Tools ... 4 Amazing Things We Can Learn from the Woman at the Well - Jesus comes upon a Samaritan woman at a well and his conversation with her reveals some very important Biblical truths for us.
Christianity.com ... What Was the Significance of the Woman at the Well? Told in John 4:1-42, it depicts how Jesus, traveling through Samaria on the way to Galilee, sat down at a well in the town of Sychar. There, around noon, while His disciples were in town buying food, He encountered a Samaritan woman coming to draw water from the well. He asked her for a drink, and their talk took off from there — culminating in her salvation and many more from her town, too.
Got Questions ... What can we learn from the woman at the well? In John 4:4–42 we read about Jesus' conversation with a lone Samaritan woman who had come to get water from a well (known as Jacob's well)
Holy Spirit ... Just as with the Jesus and the Woman of Samaria Bible story, you should spend time talking with the Holy Spirit as to receive the Living Water of Truth - This path of promise you are about to embark upon is one of the most awesome journeys you will ever take.
JesusWalk ... 8. The Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4:4-26) Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at the well of Sychar. He speaks of living water that brings eternal life;
The Gospel Coalition ... The Samaritan Woman and Our Barrier-Smashing Savior - Trillia Newbell encourages Christians to set their eyes on Jesus by watching how he interacted with the woman at the well in Samaria.
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