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Friday, March 8, 2013

3-4-13 Bible Session Notes

Biblical Encounters With Christ – The Samaritan Woman
3-4-13 Brett Spore
(Adapted from EFC sermon series)

Bible Drill:
Revelation 22:17 – The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!”  Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The following conversation Jesus has with the Samaritan woman illustrates clearly how fully “whoever” means anyone!

Read:  John 4:1-42 (If you don’t own a Bible go to http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=4&v=1&t=NIV#top to read this passage.)
Samaritans (the woman) and Jews (Jesus) hated each other as people groups. – Jesus spoke to her anyway.

The Samaritan woman had previously been married 5 times and was now sleeping with a man who she was not married to. – Jesus offered her life anyway.

The Samaritan woman is considered a cast-off, garbage, dirty & unclean. – Jesus loves her anyway.
Jesus broke through the social, racial, and political boundaries to reach a life, to change a life, to save a life.

Discussion Questions:

1.       Why did Jesus do this?

2.       Why did the disciples go to town & only bring back food while the woman went to town and brought back everyone she could?  What was the difference?

3.       What can you learn from Jesus’ actions?  How can you apply what you learned?

4.       What can you learn from the Samaritan woman?  How can you apply what you learned?

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