Sat. Jul 2nd, 2022



4 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
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.”
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?”
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?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 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. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 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.”
MEMORY VERSE: PROVERBS 11:30 “the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.”
LESSON AIM: children will express what they learned by telling others about what Jesus did for them.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: God wants you to tell others about Jesus.



INTRODUCTION: in Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus commands us to tell other people about him. Telling others about Jesus doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. We can say something as simple as, “let me tell you what Jesus did for me”. Sometimes it may seem scary to tell others about Jesus, but we have the Holy Spirit with us to guide us as we speak. Our actions allow others to see Jesus in us and thus show them the gospel.
1. Jesus decided to return to Galilee after preaching in Judea.
2. Jesus needed to go through Samaria.
3. while resting by the well after Jesus’ disciples went into the city, Jesus asked a Samaritan woman who came for water for a drink.
4. The woman was surprised that Jesus being a Jew spoke to her.
5. The woman misunderstood when Jesus told the woman if she knew who he was, she will ask for living water.
The only thing that can satisfy our souls is a relationship with God. when we decide to follow Jesus, the relationship begins. Then, we continually go to Jesus to satisfy our souls.
6. Jesus confronted the woman’s sinful condition by asking her to bring her husband.
7. Jesus told the woman that he was the Messiah when she trying to change the subject told Jesus that the coming Messiah will explain these things.
CLIMAX: the woman immediately believed Jesus I ran to the city to tell others about meeting the Messiah.

CONCLUSION: Jesus told his disciples that his greatest desire was to do his father’s work when they urged him to eat. A lot of the Samaritans believed that Jesus was the true Messiah based on the woman’s testimony.
CHALLENGE: We cannot live very long without water to drink. And we cannot live forever without Jesus. We cannot drink Jesus, but Jesus is saying he wants us to follow him to live forever. We often fill our time doing everything else except spending time with God. Because that is what we often do. Other than coming to church, God doesn’t fit in our schedule. We spend time doing everything else. We would much prefer spending time online, with friends, playing sports or video games, or whatever else you spend your time doing. As a follower of Jesus, you must spend time telling others about Him.
INVITATION: if you believe in Jesus, you will be saved then you will be able to tell others about Him. (John 3:16)


SUNDAY: Acts 13:13-20
MONDAY: Acts 13:21-27
TUESDAY: Acts 13:28-35
WEDNESDAY: Acts 13:36-41
THURSDAY: Acts 13:42-46
FRIDAY: Acts 13:47-52
SATURDAY: Acts 14:1-7

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Leave a Reply

Get Open Heaven By Email Free!!

Welcome to Open Heavens Devotional!

Join 2,207 other subscribers