Summary: The Route of Jesus with the woman at the well!
DO YOU TAKE THE ROAD
The road to Samaria was less traveled!!
But our reading said He must needs go through
This was both a city and a region in the heart
It was close to the Jordan River and the
The Holy Spirit sent Jesus through this way
For a reason and were gonna find out this reason!
Just as we must be born again just like we
Must appear before the judgment seat of Christ
So He must needs go through Samaria!!
Many times while they traveled, the Jews went
miles out of their way in order not to go through
They had hatred in their hearts for the Samaritans
But HE MUST.
SO YOU see,
Jesus walked the paths ordained by GOD!!
The road less traveled
This is the kind of church we need today
In our falling world
One that’s willing to take the road less traveled!
DO YOU TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED?
Romans Chap 5 says:
And the Gift by Grace which is by one man
JESUS CHRIST hath abounded unto many!
HE OBEYED GOD!!!
How many of us are obeying God Tonight??
Jesus even told his disciples not to go to Samaria
He told them not to preach there
And further told them not to enter into any
City of the Samaritans!
Our scripture tells us Jesus was weary from
He sat on the well in the sixth hour which was
In the heat of the day!!
He was tired, He was Thirsty!
Isaiah 12:3 says:
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out
Of the wells of Salvation!
Our scripture tonight shows us the growth of a
Soul in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Here at the well came a Samaritan woman
Who was in need of the water of Salvation
And what did she call Jesus first in VS 9
JEW She said
If we were there we could probably see
Her sneering at Jesus!!
But with love Jesus offered her up
LIVING WATER didn’t he?
Jesus said in Matthew 7;13
Enter ye in at the strait gate;
For wide is the gate, and broad is the way
That leadeth to destruction, and many
There be which go in thereat
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way
Which leadeth unto life, and few there
Be that find it
BUT DOES ANYONE CARE?
There are so many people in today’s world
That don’t know how to care
They are wandering about searching for
The real meaning in their lives
And what they are really searching for
Is Jesus Christ in their lives!!!
We as Christians are the ones who are
Supposed to get out the good news tonight
We are the ones that have to act on this
But today the Church that shares the good
News about Jesus has become
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!!!!
I CHALLENGE YOU CHURCH
Are you gonna get the good news out
JESUS IS THE GREAT EXAMPLE FOR US
And this woman He met at Jacob’s well!!
As we read on to VS 11 the woman had
A new respect entering into her dark Heart
As you can plainly see that Jesus with His
Loving way begins to pierce Satan’s armor
Of her soul!!!
She called Jesus Prophet
Aaaahhhhh were doin better now ain’t we?
Then in VS. 25 she calls Him Messiah
Ooooohhhhhhh I can begin to see the light
And finally She Cries Christ in VS29 and
Carries her testimony back to her home town!
This is exactly how the lord operates in us
If we will let him!!
He chose Her!!
Then He Challenged Her!!
Then HE CHANGED HER!!
THANK YOU JESUS FOR CHANGING ME
AND MY FAMILY TOOO!!!!
CAN SOMEONE GIVE GOD PRAISE
IN THIS HOUSE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!
GOD IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE!!!!
If you have read the book of John
Which I’m sure you have
You’ll find FOUR approaches or suggestions
For us to get the good news out!!!
First we have to be GOING, AND NOT WAITING
AS WE READ Jesus took the road less traveled
He didn’t go the popular way
He didn’t go the easy way
But The Holy Spirit was leading him through
There were religious barriers that had been there
For over 400 years and had only got worse
Through the centuries
Jesus is teaching us a lesson here
And that’s WE SHOULD BE ON THE MOVE
WE SHOULDN’T BE STILL
WE HAVE TO BE MOVING FORWARD
AND SURELY BETTER NOT BE MOVING
To often we become stagnant with our testimony
We get tired and thirsty and we fall behind
In our prayer life!!!!
The Lord will make everything fresh everyday
If only we will just let Him!!!