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Summary: Exposition of Christ’s salvation as seen in His encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well.

I. SEEKING THE LOST (4:4-6)

And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

A. MUST NEEDS GO THROUGH SAMARIA (4:4)

1. DEFINITION OF SAMARITANS

2. SYCHAR -- STRONG WINE (4:5)

B. SAT THUS ON THE WELL (4:6)

C. SIXTH HOUR (12 NOON)

1. GENESIS 24:11 (quickview)  -- EVENING TIME IS WHEN WOMEN GO TO DRAW WATER

2. JESUS HAD THREE HOURS OF PRAYER -- 3, 6, 9 (9AM, 12NOON, 3PM)

3. ACTS 10:9 (quickview)  (DURING SIXTH HOUR PETER HAD VISION OF UNCLEAN BEASTS)

4. DURING SIXTH HOUR OF CRUCIFIXION THERE WAS DARKNESS

II. SHOWING HER THE EMPTINESS OF HER LIFE (4:7-9)

There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

A. "GIVE ME TO DRINK" (4:7)

1. YOU REALLY NEED FOR ME TO GIVE YOU A DRINK (4:11)

2. GETTING HER ATTENTION

B. "HOW IS IT?" (4:9) -- RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACE

1. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (JEW/SAMARITAN & GOD/MAN)

III. SHOWING HIS FULLNESS (4:10-15)

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

A. IF YOU KNEW (4:10)

1. GIFT OF GOD

2. WHO IT IS THAT SAYS

B. HER DOUBT (4:11-12)

1. YOU HAVE NOTHING / THE WELL IS DEEP

2. ARE YOU GREATER THAN OUR FATHER

C. YOU ARE STILL THIRST WHEN DRINKING THIS WATER (4:13)

1. CISTERN VS LIVING WATER

2. IF IT SATISFIED, YOU WOULD NOT BE BACK AFTER THE SAME OLD THING

D. SATISFYING WATER (4:14)

1. DRINK AND THEN NEVER THIRST

2. SHALL BE IN HIM

A. DOES NOT LEAVE/PASS THROUGH/FADE AWAY

3. SPRINGING UP

E. WOMAN’S RESPONSE (4:15)

1. GIVE ME

2. THAT I THIRST NOT

3. THAT I COME NOT HERE AGAIN

IV. TEST OF TRUTHFULNESS / SINCERITY (4:16-18)

Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

A. "I HAVE NO HUSBAND" (4:17)


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