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Jesus and Outcasts

John 4:1-42

  1. What does it mean for Jesus to prioritize people that others ostracized?
  2. Why did Jesus “have” to go through Samaria?
  3. Why did the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans?
  4. Why did the woman come to the well at noon?
  5. What barriers did Jesus break through to move His mission forward?
  6. What does Jesus care about, more than anything else, in His interactions with people?
  7. What does “messy” look like in your life?
  8. Has God ever bypassed what you want for what you need in your life?
  9. How does Jesus demonstrate patience with the Samaritan woman? How has He shown patience with you in your life?
  10. “Jesus is everything you’ve been looking for.” How have you seen this to be true in this season of your life?
  11. What is the importance of the woman leaving her water jar behind? What might you need to leave behind?
  12. What happened in the town because of the woman’s testimony?
  13. What would have happened if Jesus had followed custom regarding Jews and their dealing with Samaritans?
  14. How has Jesus filled the emptiness in your life? Do you know someone who is experiencing emptiness in their life that needs living water?
  15. How would you respond to this quote from Dwight Moody?

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord; but few of us willing to do little things… Look at that wonderful sermon that [Jesus] preached to that lone woman at the well of Samaria. He was tired and weary, but he had time and the heart to preach to her. This is but one of many instances in the life of the Master from which we may learn a precious lesson. If the Son of God had time to preach to one soul, cannot every one of us go and do the same?… Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899), The Gospel Awakening, Chicago: Fairbanks and Palmer Publishing Company, 1885, p. 154

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