The woman of Sychar has never talked with anyone like Jesus, and when their conversation enters a critical moment, He reveals His identity to her. She runs to the village to tell the men that she thinks Messiah has come. In the meantime, Jesus is having a conversation with the disciples about true food and true work.
Jesus is making His way to Galilee. He travels through the province of Samaria and at a well near the village of Sychar enters a discussion with a woman that would reveal the depths of her heart and change her life forever.
Jesus tries to get away for some time alone with his disciples. He leaves the borders of Israel and travels to Phoenicia, but even here he cannot escape notice. A woman finds him and loudly cries for help for her daughter who is afflicted with an evil spirit.
Jesus has healed a woman but in taking the time to heal her and speak with her precious time has been lost and Jairus’ daughter has died. Jairus is crushed, but Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, only believe.” Let’s find out what happened.
Jesus is on his way to heal a little girl who is at the point of death. But the crowds will hardly let him move. They claw at Jesus and grab him, trying to tap into his power, but only one receives it – a woman who is impure before God and man.
Jesus has gone into a home and is insulted by not being given water for his feet, a kiss of greeting, and oil for his head. A woman in the crowd watching the scene is appalled by this insult and takes matters into her own hands. What do the Pharisees think of this? What does Jesus think?
Intro – Jesus is publicly insulted, but a woman in the crowd, appalled by such behavior, takes matters into her own hands. Who was this woman and what did she do to honor Jesus?
Here’s a reason why we get into trouble - we make decisions based on partial information, rather than the whole story. How can we stop doing this? Today we will learn how.
More Christians were martyred for their faith in the 20th century than in any other century. Surprising isn’t it.
We are engaged in a great spiritual contest for the glory of the Lord in the world, and we must not let individual achievements or fame overshadow what can only be done when we are united for the faith of the gospel.
Have you ever been in situations where you felt out of place, you felt like you didn’t belong, and were uncomfortable? You will never feel that when you are with Christ. You will be in the place where you belong, the place you were made for – the presence of God.
What’s limiting you? What terrible circumstances are you in? I do not want to minimize your difficulty, but listen today and see how Paul worked through his terrible circumstances for the glory of God.
When people ask you what you live for, how do you answer? How do you fill in the blank, “For me, to live is _________ what?”