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The Book of John Chapter 4 | Part 1

Pastor Josh Denham

In this session, Pastor Josh delves into the Book of John, specifically focusing on Chapter 4, where Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman at the well. The session begins with a discussion on spiritual death, described as being separated from God’s gracious and kind presence.

The main sermon centers on John 4:1-26, highlighting Jesus’ journey through Samaria and his divine appointment with the Samaritan woman. Despite cultural barriers, Jesus engages in a transformative conversation, offering her “living water” symbolizing the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39). The woman’s initial misunderstanding shifts as Jesus reveals his knowledge of her life, leading her to recognize him as a prophet and eventually the Messiah.

Pastor Josh underscores the necessity of breaking through cultural norms to share God’s love and truth. He parallels Jesus’ use of wisdom and understanding of timing, as seen when Jesus avoids premature conflict with the Pharisees. The session also references Genesis 48:22, where Jacob’s well is given to Joseph, enriching the historical context of Jesus’ encounter.

This Bible study encourages believers to prioritize God’s will, embrace the Holy Spirit’s work within them, and extend God’s blessings to others, reflecting the living water that Jesus offers.

Pastor Josh’s Bible study on John 4 discusses Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. He describes spiritual death as separation from God’s presence.

The sermon focuses on John 4:1-26, where Jesus breaks cultural barriers to offer “living water,” symbolizing the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39). Despite initial misunderstandings, the Samaritan woman recognizes Jesus as the Messiah. Pastor Josh highlights the importance of using wisdom, as Jesus did, to navigate challenges and fulfill God’s will.

This session encourages believers to embrace the Holy Spirit, prioritize God’s will, and extend blessings to others, reflecting the transformative power of Jesus’ living water.