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An Astonishing Conversation

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Tom LundeenFebruary 14, 2021

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An Astonishing Conversation

Pastor Tom Lundeen

 

What did Jesus have to say to ordinary people like you and me?

What did  in people’s lives?

 

Today we’re going to explore an astonishing conversation Jesus had in the most unlikely , under the most unlikely circumstances, with the most unlikely  who was at the lowest possible end of the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic scale of that time.

 

1. Jesus Breaks Down -Constructed Obstacles

 

Note John 4:4-9

Just by traveling through Samaria, Jesus was  age-old, humanly constructed barriers.

Human barriers and obstacles do not  Jesus from reaching out to us.

 

2. Jesus Breaks Down  Barriers

 

A. He  reveals truth – Jesus was hot, tired, and thirsty, but His request for a drink (note John 4:7) was for a higher purpose (note John 4:9-10).  The  was no longer Jesus’ physical thirst, but this woman’s spiritual need.  Jesus offered living water to this individual’s parched soul.  Note John 4:11-15.  Note 1 Corinthians 2:14.  God’s love for us is a  love.

 

B. He gently  us – the Bible describes this universally acknowledged human condition by a little 3-letter word: .  In a gentle, yet profound way, Jesus  with this individual’s sin (note John 4:16-19).  He knows the  we carry around.  He has an answer, a  for us, but He needs us to honestly acknowledge our sin and our need.

 

C. He gets to the  of the matter – (note John 4:20-21) – the  of worship isn’t the issue…It’s when, , and how that matters (note John 4:22-24).  It comes from the …true worshippers are the result of the  of God and the  of God transforming the human heart.  True worshippers are people who have had a spiritual .  The heart of the matter for the woman at the well (and for you and me today) is what are we going to do  (note John 4:25-26).  Amazingly, the first time Jesus  disclosed who He was…was to this obscure, problem-laden woman in hated Samaria.

 

Your story really does matter to Jesus: 

 

  • Jesus wants us to know .
  • He has broken down human and spiritual barriers in our lives to reach us.
  • He  us to become true worshippers by placing our trust in Him alone and embracing His authority and reign in our lives.

Tell someone about the next step you took today in your spiritual journey! Let us know, too, and fill out our connect card (digital or in person). 

 

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