Summary: How can you encourage your membership to commitment?

Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman beautifully illustrates who membership in for.

1. Membership is for anyone who is not perfect.(v16-18)

"Jesus said to her’you are right when you say you

have no husband. The fact is, you have had five

husbands, and the man you now have is not your

husband. What you just sais is quite true"

2. Membership is for anyone who acknowledges Jesus is

the savior of the world. (v42)

"... and we know that this man really is the savior

of the world".

3. Membership is for anyone who recognizes salvation

is a free gift.(v10)

"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."

4. Membership is for anyone who will ask Jesus into

their life.(v15)

"The woman said to him,Sir, give me this water so

that I won’t get thiristy and have to keep coming

here to draw water."

5. Membership is for anyone who will identify with

Jesus through water baptism.(v1)

" The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and

baptizing more disciples than John, although in

fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his


6. Membership is for anyone who will share their faith

with others.(v39)

"Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in

him because of the woman’s testimony"

7. Membership is for anyone who will worship God(v23)

"..yet a time is coming and has now come when the

true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit

and in truth, for they are the kind of

worshippers the father seeks."

8. Membership is for anyone who desires to grow more

in their faith.(v40)

" when the Samaritans came to him, they urged

him to stay with them, and he stayed two days"

9. Membership is for anyone who would become a team


" Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he

harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the

sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the

saying ’one sows and another reaps ’ is true".

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