John 4:1-6 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria.
5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
John 4:7-8 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
She put her hope in Jacob
John 4:12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
She put her hope in religion
John 4:19-20 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
She put her hope in men
John 4:17-18 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”
Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’
you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
She did not understand:
Who Jesus was
What Jesus had to offer
How she could receive it
The Purpose of Life
John 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
The Importance of All
John 3 – Jesus reached out to a moral Jewish man
John 4 – Jesus reached out to an immoral Samaritan woman
She was a woman
She was a Samaritan
She was a sinner
Jesus arranged His travel plans with the purpose of meeting her
Jesus reached out to her while she was in her mess