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Jesus With the Samaritan Women: You Will Never Be Thirsty Again

John 4:1–15 ESV
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 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.”
John 4:10–15 ESV
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 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.”
Outline:
v. 4-9 Jesus tired, women comes, asks for drink
v.10-14 Jesus Tells Her He Can Give Living Water, Women responds logically about drawing water, Jesus responds by telling her he is talking of the water that gives eternal life
v. 15-18 Women wants water
1. Jesus Gracious In Approaching Us v.1-9
a. The Reason Jesus Left Judea (An Appointment To Keep?)
b. Jews Avoided Samaritans even more avoided Samaria
c. God Pursues the Unacceptable Relationship (Adulteress)
2. Jesus Has What We Need To Live v.10-15
a. You Will Never Be Thirsty Again (The Life Giving Water Will Forever Quench the need we have to be satisfied)
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Opening Story of Desperately needing water- Washington DC Trip and dying for water…
Jesus addresses our biggest need, just as we physically are so dependent upon good refreshing water and learn the incredible need we have and the life that he has come to give us.
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v. 27-29 The Disciples return and women leaves to tell and bring village to Jesus to meet the Messiah
Jesus Graciously Approaches Us
John 4:10–20 ESV
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 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.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”
The language used in verse 4- he “had to go through Samaria”
1. Jesus Gracious In Approaching Us v.1-9
a. The Reason Jesus Left Judea (An Appointment To Keep?)
b. Jews Avoided Samaritans even more avoided Samaria
Jew’s and Samaritans avoided eachother and even didn’t use the road through Samaria Judea, Samaria, Galilee
c. God Pursues the Unacceptable Relationship (Adulteress)
Men and women talking in public without her husband present, Jesus not just talking to women but an adulteress
ILL: Jesus meets us where we are-
2. Jesus Has What We Need To Live v.10-15
a. You Will Never Be Thirsty Again (The Life Giving Water Will Forever Quench the need we have to be satisfied)
ILL: Isn’t it interesting Jesus uses water and food analogies throughout his teaching, where we live food and water aren’t hard to get but getting fresh water is one of the most needed commodities in the world.
Don’t miss the five things he says about the water that he gives — and offers you today.
1. It’s the gift of God (verse 10: “If you knew the gift of God”).
2. It’s living water (verse 10: “He would have given you living water”).
3. If you drink it, you never thirst again — that is, it’s always there to satisfy you when your longing soul is thirsty (verse 14: “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again”).
4. This water becomes a spring — a well of water (verse 14: “The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water”). That’s why you never get thirsty again — not because one drink is enough, but because one true drink produces a well for an eternity of drinks.
5. This water gives eternal life (verse 14: “. . . a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”).
Jesus has the very thing that we need to never go thirsty again- the veery thing to satisfy the deep needs of our lives and heart
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