Today’s passage: John 4:27-45
- When the Samaritan woman found Jesus, she told everyone in town.
- She wasn’t too ashamed to remind everyone of her sin. She had found forgiveness from it. She was eager to share it with others.
- There are a couple of times in this passage where things that were of less importance “almost” overtook that which was of greatest importance (Including what the disciples didn’t say in verse 27).
- The Samaritans heard Jesus for themselves and believed. There was a great harvest. They knew He was the Savior not just of the Jews, but of the world.
Questions to consider:
- What were the different issues that almost took precedence over the harvest? What kinds of potential problems were they related to? What issues or concerns can be the most distracting or discouraging to us today?
- Why did Jesus and the disciples journey to Galilee? Why didn’t they settle in Nazareth? (Matthew 13:53-58, Luke 4:16-30)
- The disciples may have been nervous seeing so many Samaritans coming their way. Jesus saw a harvest. What do we see when people of different ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, political persuasions, etc. come before us? How can we be laboring in the fields and praying for times of harvest?