ENCOUNTERING JESUS | Week 4:
John 4:25-26 NIV 25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
1. HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE CALL
John 4:27 NIV 27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
John 4:39 NIV 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
2. PRIORITIZE HIS PURPOSE
John 4:28-29 NIV 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
The world has tried to make us the group that talks about EVERYTHING BUT our beliefs.
3. UNLEASH AND SENSE OF URGENCY
John 4:29-30 NIV 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
John 4:35 NIV 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
4. EXPECT THE ENCOUNTER TO EVOLVE
John 4:40-42 NIV 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers. 42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”