“So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.”

The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He. “”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:6-15, 17-26‬ ‭NASB‬‬ http://bible.com/100/jhn.4.6-15,17-26.nasb

Three strikes on the woman at the well:

– she was a woman

– she was a Samaritan

– she was immoral

What the woman at the well would tell us from her encounter:

1. Jesus knows how to get to you

– He just talked

– He doesn’t argue

– He steered the conversation

2. Only Jesus would satisfy your thirst

– Thirst calls for desperate measures

– Only the living water satisfies forever

3. No one is ever broken beyond repair

– Your real value is your soul

– if you aren’t in a relationship with Jesus Christ your soul doesn’t belong to God

The Price that was paid for your soul: death

Valuable doesn’t mean perfect, but to be used, you must be renewed

The Result:

Her life was changed and the city saved

— challenge yourself to win one person to the Lord with the remainder of the year — YES

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