Like the woman at the well i was seeking for things that could not satisfy
Just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus told his disciples, Go and make disciples of all nations. We know that this is a command for all Christians in each successive generation. Yet I think most of us feel guilty because we hardly ever tell anyone about the greatest gift in the world salvation through Jesus Christ. But usually our problem is to know how do to do it. One of the ways is through Friendship Evangelism. The premise is that as we try to win people to Jesus Christ, we must attempt first to become their friends, talk to them, listen to them, invite them to our homes, go places with them, show them love, help them in their need.
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- 493 – Fill My Cup, Lord
- Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
- Richard E. Blanchard Sr.
- The Woman at the Well : Christ Speaks to the Problem of a Guilty Past
- 4 Amazing Things We Can Learn from the Woman at the Well
- Bad Girls of the Bible: The Woman at the Well
- Fill My Cup, Lord
- Woman at the Well: A Story of a Loving God
- Lesson 3: The Samaritan Woman (John 4)
493 – Fill My Cup, Lord
Just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus told his disciples, Go and make disciples of all nations. We know that this is a command for all Christians in each successive generation.
Yet I think most of us feel guilty because we hardly ever tell anyone about the greatest gift in the world salvation through Jesus Christ. But usually our problem is to know how do to do it.
One of the ways is through Friendship Evangelism. The premise is that as we try to win people to Jesus Christ, we must attempt first to become their friends, talk to them, listen to them, invite them to our homes, go places with them, show them love, help them in their need. Then when they see that we really are different, they will want what we have and we can share Christ with them.
We are learning that Jesus Christ was God living here in a human body, fully God and fully man. He revealed the invisible God, our heavenly Father to us in His words, attitudes and actions.
He told his disciples He wanted them to be His friends and He showed what true friendship looked like. Since He is now in heaven, He has given us the responsibility to reveal God, our heavenly Father, through our lives so that others may be born into His family, and He modeled for us in His many relationships how to be a true friend to others.
As we wor k through our lesson today we will discover principles He modeled that still work in being a true friend. He had gone to Jerusalem for the Passover and the religious leaders were beginning to ask questions about him. In order to avoid a direct clash with them at this time He started back to Galilee. He did not have to go through Samaria.
This was a deliberate choice other Jews never made. They hated the Samaritans, they considered them to be racial and religious half breeds. So they went around two longer routes to avoid them. But Jesus went through Samaria because there was someone He had to see there. I think we often give priority to activities, schedules and programs.
But people must come first. They arrived at the little village of Sychar about noontime. The road ran through a valley and the town was up on a hill. The well that Jacob had dug years before was still supplying water. The disciples went into the town to buy food, but Jesus sat alone by the well. He was tired, hungry, and thirsty, a clear indication of his humanity. Jesus did something we can learn from.
They were both at the well needing water. She had a jar, He did not. He asked a favor of her, put himself in a position of need. This is not usually our approach, is it? What was even more unusual was that Jews would not use the same utensils as a Samaritan, because they considered them unclean, but this man wanted to use her waterpot. Not only that but a Rabbi never spoke to a woman in public, not even his own wife and he certainly never would have spoken to a Samaritan woman.
But man made rules never controlled Jesus. There is a lesson for us here. Do we let social, racial or religious barriers keep us from befriending people who need to know the Lord Jesus and who could enrich our lives and broaden our understanding of the love of God for all people. I see wonderful examples of this in Christians who cross these barriers to reach out to immigrants and homeless people all over our city.
Others have gone to help those who lost everything in Katrina and other disasters. Notice how Jesus responded to her question. We cannot make true friendships when we always wear a mask to protect ourselves and hide our real self. I know we can do this from fear of rejection.
But people want to know the real you. We must be authentic and vulnerable. Sure, there is a risk involved. On the other hand, we do not want to dump the whole truck load at our first encounter. He constantly exposed himself to rejection, but He never let rejection change His confidence or His worth. You see, this woman had to trust Him before she could receive His gift.
And people have to trust us before they will trust the Savior we say we believe in. Notice how He stimulated her curiosity. What was the gift? Who was He? What was living water? Living water to her meant a fresh spring in contrast to a pool or cistern.
Her answer shows that they were on different wave lengths. She was literal. He used terms that had deep spiritual significance. But he was not discouraged by her cluelessness. Living water was used symbolically in the O. Just as we cannot live physically without H2O, we cannot live spiritually without God, who is the Source of living water. Jesus wanted to satisfy the thirst of her soul. That thirst we were all born with.
Wealth, beauty, art, education, power, pleasure, career, even marriage —all are finally meaningless in the effort to find the essential values of life, to find personal fulfillment, to quench our thirst. Nothing material or earthly can satisfy the thirst of our spirits. Here Jesus identifies living water with the Holy Spirit who indwells each person the moment that we put our faith in Christ.
In the O. But now He lives permanently in each one of us who belong to Jesus. That is why we will not be thirsty for God again. Many of us, even believers spend our lives expecting another human being to satisfy that thirst —a husband, either present or future, a parent, a child, a friend. No human being, no matter how wonderful can fill the place meant only for God.
There are needs people can meet, and there are needs only God can meet and we should know the difference. This will save us from unrealistic expectations and constant disappointment.
The woman was interested. She was entirely literal. She had a wrong understanding and wrong motives. Cannot you hear her thinking: Would not it be wonderful to never have to come to the well again, never to run the risk of woman gossiping about her. What a deal. But Jesus did not lose patience with her. We must show that we are interested in them, accepting them without demanding that they change first.
This is hard to do, but if we are going to tell them that God loves them, it might be a good idea to let God demonstrate that love through us from the start. Jesus knew all about her before he met her. Omniscience He accepted her just as she was. This does not mean he approved of her life style. She was either widowed or divorced 5 times.
Only men could initiate divorce. Can you imagine what her self image was. The only man that would stay with her was one who would not marry her. Jesus just stated the facts, but He teaches us something important here. The first step towards recognition of a need for salvation is for a person to acknowledge that she is a sinner.
Each of us was born a sinner. That is why we sin. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. The sins we commit are just the evidence that we have a sinful nature. We all need forgiveness and Jesus is the only One who can give it.
Many times human pride will keep us from admitting our sin. That is why this is important. Now she sidetracked him into a religious discussion. This will often happen when we try to share our faith. If Jesus is the only way, what about the heathen who never heard?
Why would a good God let such evil happen?
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
The story of the woman at the well is one of the most well known in the Bible; many Christians can easily tell a summary of it. On its surface, the story chronicles ethnic prejudice and a woman shunned by her community. But take look deeper, and you'll realize it reveals a great deal about Jesus' character. Above all, the story, which unfolds in John , suggests that Jesus is a loving and accepting God, and we should follow his example.
Some of the stories will be very familiar and others will probably be new to you. These ancient encounters are valuable for what they reveal about Jesus and what they teach us about the common problems of life. Although years have passed since Jesus walked on the earth, his words remain incredibly relevant. Times change but the human heart remains the same.
Richard E. Blanchard Sr.
Richard Eugene Blanchard Sr. Blanchard was a senior in high school and graduated from Tryon High School in During that year, he worked at a Tryon bank, putting his income into war bonds. This financial tactic eventually enabled him to buy lakefront property at Lake Conway, Orange County, Florida , in There were other interests and hobbies that were consistent throughout Blanchard's life: He loved boating and dining by the water. He was an avid traveler, whether conducting tours or driving on his own, in over 75 countries. Blanchard had a fondness for fine art and art museums. He followed sports closely and often attended various spectator-sports events. A believer that a busy mind is a sharp mind, Blanchard enjoyed word games such as Scrabble as well as collecting stamps and coins.
The Woman at the Well : Christ Speaks to the Problem of a Guilty Past
Full of imprecisions especially regarding Madagascar leaders. But his spouse comes from the rich Merina bourgeoisie. Not exactly what's mentioned by the author. Chronology and dates are approximative, not a matter of typos at all, but a lack of seriousness in collecting RECENT and relatively older data!
Jesus Christ was the master teacher of all times. He taught in such a variety of ways. While he frequently spoke to the multitudes, he also spent considerable time in one-on-one situations. He gave kindly attention to the individual.
4 Amazing Things We Can Learn from the Woman at the Well
He told me the story of how this song came to be. He was in the office at Wesley, waiting for a couple who had an appointment to talk about their wedding. The couple was late. Blanchard was getting more and more frustrated as he waited.
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Bad Girls of the Bible: The Woman at the Well
If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts. Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say. Also we collected some tips and tricks for you:. Post my meaning Write my explanation new To explain lyrics, select line or word and click "Explain". OK, got it! Like the woman at the well I was seeking For things that could not satisfy; And then I heard my Savior speaking: "Draw from my well that never shall run dry". Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Categories: Bad Girls of the Bible , Blog. Not this girl. A moment of relief during the heat of the day. He sat.
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