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John 4 - NIV

4 Now he had to go through Samaria.

5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”

8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9 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.[a] )

10 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.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?

12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 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.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16 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.

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.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

The Disciples Rejoin Jesus

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,

29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”

30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.


Footnotes

a. John 4:9 Or do not use dishes Samaritans have used


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Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
I Must Need Go Through Samaria
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Nov, 2016
Summary: This lesson deals with the Lord's visit to the city of Samaria to correct three problems that plagued it. They were social, spousal and spiritual. The problems that faced this city then; face many of ours now. We need the Lord to visit our city today.
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Let Jesus Meet Your Needs
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Nov, 2016
Summary: Let Jesus meet your need: 1. for a friend (vs. 4-10; 17-18). 2. for forgiveness (vs. 10-18). 3. for fulfillment (vs. 19-26). 4. for a fresh start (vs. 25-29).
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Scripture: John 4:1-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 308
Paul Clemente avatar
The Living Water
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Nov, 2016
Summary: Like having the need for physical water, we must also immerse ourselves with God's Spiritual water.
Scripture: John 4:4-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 335
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Following Jesus"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Nov, 2016
Summary: Following Jesus means going places we might normally not go.
Perry Greene avatar
Return of God's Glory: Exuberant Worship (2)
Shared by: Perry Greene on Oct, 2016
Summary: Worship Invites the Glory of God; Introduces Salvation; and Initiates Victory.
Abraham Obadare avatar
It's Harvest Time
Shared by: Abraham Obadare on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon urges all Christians not to delay soul-winning activities. Now is the time to introduce Christ to people all over the world
Scripture: John 4:27-37
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 129
Perry Greene avatar
Return of God's Glory in Exuberant Worship (1)
Shared by: Perry Greene on Oct, 2016
Summary: Heartfelt worship is a key ingredient to the transcendent presence and glory of God in our midst.
David Nolte avatar
She Left Her Waterpot
Shared by: David Nolte on Jun, 2016
Summary: thoughts about why the woman at the well left her waterpot
John Newbaker avatar
Benefits of Drinking Water
Shared by: John Newbaker on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus offers Living Water
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Scripture: John 4:5-42
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,940
Derek Geldart avatar
Worshipping in Spirit and Truth
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Apr, 2016
Summary: The true worshippers that God the Father wants are those who worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Scripture: John 4:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 754
James May avatar
The Way is Given
Shared by: James May on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jesus came that we may have an open door to the throne of our Father in Heaven. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Now we need not a temple in Jerusalem or Mt. Gerazim. We are his temple and we must worship him in Spirit and in Truth.
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Scripture: John 4:23-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,919
Mark Aarssen avatar
Worship in Spirit and in Truth
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Apr, 2016
Summary: Is your testimony dry and dusty? Is your worship forced or restrained? Have we come to God as honest sinners in need of living water?
Series: Believe
Allan Quak avatar
Worship in Spirit and Truth
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: As an outworking of the Second Commandment Jesus has come to bring a renewal to worship; in this way we will not make a substitute.
Sherm Nichols avatar
Cheerleaders, Nachos, and Jerseys
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: Worship of God consists of a few essential elements. This message will attempt to identify those essentials and help us latch onto them.
Sherm Nichols avatar
Leave It All On The Field
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Mar, 2016
Summary: The focus of worship is God and what He wants. This sermon drives that point home to end this series.
Leonard Davis avatar
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Shared by: Leonard Davis on Mar, 2016
Summary: As we come into contact with people in the normal ebb and flow of daily activities that we should impact their lives with the love, the power, the grace, the peace and joy that we have discovered in our own salvation.
Scripture: John 4:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 80
Dan Proctor avatar
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Shared by: Dan Proctor on Feb, 2016
Summary: Many times Christ’s disregard for tradition infuriated the Pharisees. But He wasn’t about pleasing them or keeping their rules; He desired to give the Father praise and uphold His standard of righteousness. Jesus never let men’s traditions hinder His min
Series: The Gospels
Scripture: John 4:1-22
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 322
John Gaston avatar
Superbowl Satisfaction?
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Tom Brady, who's a 4-time superbowl champion said, "God, it's got to be more than this. I mean this isn't what it's all cracked up to be.” Things don't satisfy! You need Jesus!
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Scripture: John 4:5-19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,076
John Pearrell avatar
The Rest of the Story
Shared by: John Pearrell on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jesus steps outside of the norm and the result is a woman and town are converted.
Series: Vision
David Henderson avatar
"Breaking down the Walls"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Place is not a barrier to worship. Place is irrelevant. We do not worship a place. We worship in spirit. This is not referring to the Holy Spirit; this refers to the heart. We must worship with the heart.
Scripture: John 4:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 382
Dan Turpin avatar
God Has a Need for Sincere Relationship
Shared by: Dan Turpin on Nov, 2015
Summary: Objective Sentence: Everyone can minister to God by looking through the windows of His soul that allow us to see His needs.
Scripture: John 4:3-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 178
Dan Turpin avatar
God Has a Need for Respect
Shared by: Dan Turpin on Nov, 2015
Summary: Objective Sentence: Everyone can minister to God by looking through the windows of His soul that allow us to see His needs.
Scripture: John 4:3-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 223
Dan Turpin avatar
God has a Need for Intimacy
Shared by: Dan Turpin on Nov, 2015
Summary: Objective Sentence: Everyone can minister to God by looking through the windows of His soul that allow us to see His needs.
Scripture: John 4:3-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 323
Dan Turpin avatar
God has a Need For Love
Shared by: Dan Turpin on Nov, 2015
Summary: Objective Sentence: Everyone can minister to God by looking through the windows of His soul that allow us to see His needs.
Scripture: John 4:3-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 536
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
Worship in Biblical Perspective
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Oct, 2015
Summary: 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.John 4:23
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Scripture: John 4:4-42
Denomination: *other
Views: 396
Billy  Ricks avatar
God is seeking Worshipers
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Oct, 2015
Summary: What an amazing passage. Jesus uses the most unlikely of persons to teach us and His disciples true worship. Come and learn what worship is and that God is seeking those that will bow and serve.
Scripture: John 4:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 557
Chris Jordan avatar
Broken: Hope for the Hopeless, Depressed and Discouraged
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Oct, 2015
Summary: If you’re struggling with depression or discouragement, come to Jesus in prayer, connect with other Christians, and never give up.
Scripture: John 4:4-30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 493
Craig Condon avatar
Living Water to Quench Our Spiritual Thirst
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Jesus was talking about our thirst for God. That is a thirst that only he can satisfy. When Jesus is in our hearts, he satisfies our thirst for God and we will never be thirsty again.
Scripture: John 4:5-42
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Craig Condon avatar
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Making small changes in our lives or the lives of others can have big impacts, especially since we live in an area that is spiritually dry and thirsty.
Dean Courtier avatar
Satisfying Spiritual Thirst
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s wellis perhaps one of the high points of John’s gospel, because included in this conversation is a priceless revelation about true worship and the message of salvation.
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,113