Summary: Sermon to reach the lost and invite them into God's fellowship.
Come See A Man
I remember not so long ago when an Army private wanted me to meet his mother and farther after graduating from basic training. He was so excited and thrill to introduce the man who helped shape and mode their little boy into a man. I can still hear his voice asking over and over Sergeant Levert will you please wait here while I go get them.
as he came running back leaving his parents to my location I can still hear his parents words well I cant wait to meet the man who turn my boy into a man. I did my best to reminding them that the nine weeks of basic training was hardly enough time to shape him into a man and that I only brought out what they had merely tuck under the shell of there child. No they continued to say we can see the transformation, no no He’s now a man. You’ve done so much for him.
In our lesson today we find our Lord and Savior in the country of Samaria he came to the City of Sychar. There he sat upon a well-called Jacobs well. Here is what theologians call wayside chance. Its about 3 O’clock in Jewish time, There came a women many had probably labeled her as a nobody, know one knows her name, she was expecting nothing, but looking for something. This woman goes down in Biblical history as one of the most popular women in the Bible. There are some things that we can assume about this woman based on the Biblical passage here in the Bible. She was a nice looking woman, she knew how to walk, she knew how to bat her eyes, she knew how to look coy, and she was probably flirtatious. When men wanted to get married they went to the well where women would draw for water. She is looking for nothing and expecting nothing.
Jesus said, Give to me a drink. Jesus did not really want a drink. The fact he was sitting on a well, was just a well sitting on a well, this was just a conversation piece, a way of getting her to talk to him.
The women asked, "How is it that you a Jew asks me a Samaritan for a drink of water?" Then Jesus replied and said, "If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith thee give me to drink, thou would have asked of him and he would have given thee living water.
Jesus said, "Whosoever drinks of this well water will thirst again, but if you drink of my water you will never thirst again." The things of this world will never satisfy the things of the heart. The women being excited about this water that will cause her to never thirst again asked for some of this water.
Now, where Jesus took this conversation, no one could have seen it coming. Jesus jumped from water to go find your husband. See Jesus had to bring out her sins. Your sins might be different, go call thy husband. The woman got smart and tried to trick Jesus. I have no husband!!! Jesus said your right, you have had five husbands and the one you got now isn’t yours. Then she said, "Sir I perceive that thou art a prophet sent from God."
Jesus showed her who she was. She had to admit who she was. That is the first step to salvation. Romans-10:9-10. Recap on who she was. Jesus struck a nerve.
She went on to say Jews believe in worshiping on mount Zion. Jesus said you’re wrong. "You have to worship God in spirit and truth. She was waiting for the Messiah.
When the Messiah comes the crooked will be made strait, mountains, valleys, he will bring the Holy Spirit. She asked are you the Messiah? Jesus said, "Yes I am."
She had a new walk, she had a new talk, and Paul said if any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature. You’ll have new ideas and new ideals, new inspiration...
Her water pots went one way and she went the other way. How can we say the we are born again and our heart is not changed?
She stopped by the carpenter, shepherd boy, and the undertaker. Come see a man. COME SEE A MAN, who will solve every problem, come see him in the midnight hour. He will make a way out of no way, if your sick he can make you well, life will bring you down, drink of the living water. COME SEE A MAN
The status of this woman, the Bible does not say but we can assume that we would not start a church through her. She was an un-virtuous woman, she was a home wrecker, she was conceited, and immoral. But, Church, how terrible it would have been if Jesus had over looked her? How terrible it would have been if Jesus looked around her. Thanks God that Jesus didn’t look at her, but he looked in her. He looked past her physical appearance and saw her needs. He looked past her physical appearance and saw her heart. Church we are we going to stop looking at people and start