It's harvest-time 'online' - C'mon let's go!!!
John 4:35 NIV
Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
1.Jesus ‘had to go through Samaria’
John 4:4 NIV
Now he had to go through Samaria.
2.Jesus met someone with an open heart 'by chance’
John 4:7 NIV
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”
3.Jesus offers ‘living water’. It’s different and ‘life-giving’, and gets her attention
John 4:10 NIV
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 you living water.”
John 4:13-14 NIV
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, (14) but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
4.Jesus spoke a supernatural Word of Knowledge to her. It opened her heart to receive truth.
John 4:16-19 NIV
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” (17) “I have no husband,” she replied.Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. (18) The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” (19) “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.
5.Jesus says we can worship anywhere
John 4:19-24 NIV
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.(20) Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” (21) “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. (22) You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. (23) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (24) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
6.Many Samaritans responded to Jesus
John 4:39-42 NIV
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” (40) So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. (41) And because of his words many more became believers. (42) They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”