By Scarlett Stough
Read John 4:1-42 and the Women in Christ commentary for background.
I The Example
John 4:19, 25 What does the woman’s comments reveal about her expectations of the Messiah?
John 4:28-29 What convinced her that Jesus could be the Messiah?
John 4:27, 31-38 How did Jesus answer the disciples’ question regarding his conversation with the Samaritan woman?
John 4:39-42 What effect did the woman’s
testimony (witness) have on the people of her village? How did this fulfill
Jesus’ purpose? (John 4:27, 31-38; John 6:29)
II Be My Witnesses
Acts 1:8 What instruction did Jesus give his disciples before he returned to heaven? Where was this to be carried out? [Note; “witnesses” and “testimony” in the Greek are from the same root word, from which is derived our English word, “martyr”.]
John 4:39 Who did Jesus enlist to be the first witness in Samaria?
John 4:17-18, 28-29 What do you think her
“qualifications” were for this job?
III Be Prepared
I Peter 3: 15-16 What question should a woman in Christ be able to answer? What should her attitude be? What should her conduct say about her?
Colossians 4:2-6 List the instructions
that apply to the “saints and faithful brethren in Christ.” (1:1KJV)