Welcome to week two of our Lenten Study. While we are only a few short chapters into the Gospel of John there has been so much that has happened. One thing that has stuck out to me this year, as I have been reading John, is the variety of people with whom Jesus is connecting. We first had the couple from Cana, basically nobodies from an out of the way little village. Then we had Nicodemus, a Pharisee of some influence and importance. Today we see Jesus first with an outcast Samaritan woman, and then with the whole community of the Samaritan Village of Sychar.
As you read the story today, think about the people Jesus has already connected with and then think about the people he connects with in this story and see if you can find a pattern. I then invite you to watch the video, work through the questions and finish with the “So What Activity” for today.
Read: John 4:1-42
Questions to Consider:
- What Is consistent about the people that Jesus has connected with so far? What is different?
- Why do you think it is important that we have found Jesus interacting with three very different groups of people within these first chapters of John?
- What does this mean for the people of the world today?
So What Activity: As you go through your day today think about the different people you see on the journey and remind yourself that they are each of vital significance for Jesus. Then, as you are able, lift up a prayer of blessing upon each of them within your heart.