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- John 4:1-42
- 1 Peter 5:1-7
1- The Style of the Conversation.
*It was not a conversation with a high authoritative tone.
*The conversation was calm and informal.
*Synonym- Colloquial, ordinary or familiar conversation.
*There is no tug of war in conversation. It is taking place naturally, relaxed.
*Jesus approached her in conversation about her past and her present.
*Jesus violated the culture of his day by speaking to a woman and a Samaritan woman. The living style of Jesus was to violate the culture.
2-Where is Jesus leading the woman?
*Jesus did not say, not only are you a Samaritan, but you are a woman. GET A Way from me. He id not keep his disciples with him to protect himself.
*In their conversations he simply stated the facts of her life. v. 16-18.
*The present-go call your husband and come back. v. 16
*Honesty and transparency, v. 17. I have no husband.
*He acknowledges her honesty. v. 17-19
*She was comfortable in the conversation to be honest with Jesus about her life.
3- The Result of his Speech, Evangelism of a large unreached group.
*Many Samaritans Believe. v. 39-42
* Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony,
"He told me everything I ever did." So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, "we no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."
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