Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 214/260: Read John 4

When Jesus passed through Samaria with His disciples, He spoke with a woman of Samaria at Jacob’s well. This surprised the woman; John explained, “For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.” But Jesus was more than a Jew, and the woman was more than a Samaritan. She was a soul, and Jesus was a soul-winner.

When the disciples returned from their errand and saw the Lord speaking to her, they “marveled,” wondering why He was talking to her. She then goes to the men of the city, and Jesus has a discussion with the disciples about the harvest.

“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!”

When Jesus issued the Great Commission to these men, he told them to go everywhere. They were to begin where they were—in Jerusalem—but they were not to stay there. He said they should “be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Jesus showed them in the fourth chapter of John that all souls everywhere mattered to Him.

Do they matter to us?

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

John 1:1. In the ________________ was the Word, and the Word was with ________________, and the Word was ________________.

Pray

Pray for opportunities to share the gospel with someone who does not look like you, talk like you, or act like you.

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