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My Father’s Child
“I only do what I see my Father doing,” he says. “I am God’s Son.” Jesus seems to have a secret behind all the signs and wonders. He is his father’s child. Could it be this simple? Does he desire the same for us? Can we be this Father’s children, too? Yes.
Shift 5: From Someone To Jesus
“Someone is coming who will tell us everything,” she says. “He is the Messiah.” Who is this? What is this? And why does Jesus say that he is this Messiah? Could it be that the culmination of the entire Bible and God’s relationship with humanity is complete in this one man: Jesus?
Shift 4: From Division to Unity
True worshipers worship in Spirit and in Truth. Huh? Jesus says this to the woman at the well in light of the obvious division between Jews and Samaritans. What is Jesus getting at? Could it be that the common ground, in regard to worship, is one of acknowledging the presence of God and knowing the God who is present? God is Spirit. Jesus is Truth. Let’s discuss…
Shift 3: From Natural to Supernatural
The Holy Spirit. This week we see Jesus speaking about something he really should not have known. From this “the woman” tells the town that Jesus told her “everything she ever did!” How did Jesus know? This is the supernatural side of our faith in Christ: the Holy Spirit. How does God’s Spirit fill you to join him in bringing his Kingdom on Earth and speak life into those you love?
Shift 2: From Physical to Spiritual
What do I need? This week we see how Jesus moves “the woman” in conversation to consider what she truly needs. Ultimately, he says he’s the source of that solution. Can this be true? Can Jesus be the source of all provision? If so, this changes everything! Not just for her, but for all of humanity.
Shift 1: From Present to Engaged
Where am I? Seriously. Can I be somewhere physically but disengaged? Jesus is present in a seemingly random town. He engages with a seemingly random woman and soon she, and her entire town, is forever changed. Can we be like Jesus and not just simply be present but engaged with the people in our spheres of influence for the sake of the gospel?
PART 9: Spheres of Influence
Is my faith just for me? If I were to keep it to myself, would the people in my life miss out on eternal life? What if the Gospel is not about me, but God is gracious to include me in his grand move of life and salvation made available to all humanity? Join us as we discuss the impact of Jesus on an entire town through one woman at the site of an old well.
PART 8: Believe and Receive
The storm is coming. What do we do with a warning? Going through the Bible we see God has given us a warning (wrath = a clean up everything that is wrong) but that we are also in the path of the storm. In today’s text God lovingly tells us he’s taken the blow of the storm for us and provided us the way out: continued belief in Jesus.