Jesus put him off: “Unless you people are dazzled by a miracle, you refuse to believe.”, But the court official wouldn’t be put off. A 30-minute podcast of an excellent sermon on the Samaritan woman is here. I would like to ask you if you could share some of your thoughts on the context of the Theology of this Chapter. He’s the Savior of the world!”. Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John performed (although his disciples, not Jesus, did the actual baptizing). Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. It was noon. Gospel of John Bible Study Notes. He came into Sychar, a Samaritan village that bordered the field Jacob had given his son Joseph. 5:17; Gal. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. Now he was back in Cana of Galilee, the place where he made the water into wine. Do you think this could be the Messiah?” And they went out to see for themselves. You’ve got to love both. Aren’t you going to eat?”, He told them, “I have food to eat you know nothing about.”, The disciples were puzzled. First we were loved, now we love. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world. So Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee. Following on from this initial interaction, Jesus begins talking about living water. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world. I am doing some Bible studies on the Gospel of John with some students and your comments have been very helpful. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. Designed by Brugel Creative | © Margaret Mowczko, Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism, Note: A more recent, better article on the Samaritan woman is, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Jesus and the Court Official – John 4:43-54, Faith, Belief, Trust, and Salvation – John 2:24-25. « Jesus Clears the Temple –John 2:13-23 1 John 4 MSG - Don’t Believe Everything You Hear - Bible Gateway. Well-formed love banishes fear. Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what’s right in front of you. ), The Samaritan woman, taken aback, asked, “How come you, a Jew, are asking me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (Jews in those days wouldn’t be caught dead talking to Samaritans. “You don’t have to wait any longer or look any further.”. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Using Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman recorded in chapter 4, and Jesus’ previous encounter with Nicodemus recorded in chapter 3, John presents the most fundamental and profound spiritual truths, and yet the Samaritan woman and Nicodemus could not be more different from each other. Jesus, Women and Theology: Jesus said to her … No one said what they were all thinking, but their faces showed it. Without lifting a finger, you have walked in on a field worked long and hard by others.”, Many of the Samaritans from that village committed themselves to him because of the woman’s witness: “He knew all about the things I did. When he arrives, we’ll get the whole story.”, 26 “I am he,” said Jesus. The Samaritan woman of chapter 4 is poor, outcast even among the outcast Samaritans, and not expecting to meet the Lord at all. Thank you for your response of this instant. Thank you for allowing me to advise my students about your website. In the Greek, verse 26 literally says, “I am he who is speaking to you.” (John 4:26)  Jesus clearly identifies himself to her as the Messiah. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. Jesus, worn out by the trip, sat down at the well. In her confusion she left her water pot. Jesus knows that the woman has had five husbands and that the man she is living with now is not her husband. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Scripture: John 4:27–42. So when he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, but only because they were impressed with what he had done in Jerusalem during the Passover Feast, not that they really had a clue about who he was or what he was up to. 23-24 “It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. But we come from God and belong to God. No one said what they were all thinking, but their faces showed it. The woman took the hint and left. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.”. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and insights. “That’s nicely put: ‘I have no husband.’. He conveys these facts without the slightest sense of criticism or condemnation.