QT 09/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 4. Heading where? 带人到何处?

QT 09/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 4. Heading where? 带人到何处?
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QT 09/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 4
Professors & Outcasts

John continued to point readers to Jesus the Messiah with more signs. Jesus tutored a key player of the Jewish establishment Nicodemus with advanced theology (John 3).

This masterclass tutorial continued with a person as far away from the establishment as one could imagine, "A woman from Samaria" who had five husbands in the past and was now cohabiting with the sixth man (John 4:7,17-18).

Lesson 1 of the tutorial: the God who "so loved the world" (John 3:16) crossing ethnic, social and community barriers to reach out to the lost, in a way that even surprised the Samaritan woman (John 4:9).

REFLECTION: Do we have our own prejudices?

Lesson 2: Her true need was for the "living water", identified as the Holy Spirit (John 7:38-39), who indwells those who "come to me and drink" (John 7:37). The real food is "to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work" (John 4:34).

APPLICATION: Believe in Jesus Christ today and find true quenching of thirst and satisfaction for our souls. Testify for Jesus: "Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me all that I ever did"" (John 4:39). Her testimony led others to come and hear for themselves (John 4:42).

Jesus performed "the second sign" with the healing of an official's son (John 4:46-54).

APPLICATION: In a way, you are God's sign in these times. Pray that our lives would encourage others to enquire about God, pointing them to the living water everyday.

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