The disciples had gone in the city to buy some groceries so they could have lunch with Jesus as they sat by the well. As they approached with their arms loaded with fresh bagels and an assortment of fruit, they noticed a woman scurrying off back to the city. Here’s how the conversation then unfolded,…

We’ve been looking at Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman he met at a well. The first result of this divine appointment was the woman’s personal salvation as she came face to face with her Saviour and had her first drink of the living water Jesus spoke of. Her conversation with Jesus concluded for the…

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Father was seeking “true worshipers” who would worship in spirit and in truth. I’d like to explore what that means for us. First, is there a select group of people who most naturally worship God in this manner? My initial response is no. Second, can anyone of…

There’s a certain woman who came to gather some water from Jacob’s well just outside Sychar in Samaria. Jesus “just happened” to be sitting beside the well, and asked her for a drink. She was shocked that a Jewish man would ask a Samaritan woman for a drink because Jews had no dealings with Samaritans….

By mid-summer, the dusty country road has all growth along each edge and in the ditches covered with a fine dust. It hasn’t rained in weeks and everything looks brown and very dry. About a mile or so down this road your eyes seem to play tricks on you because all of a sudden there’s…

Any insight into the nature and character of God that Jesus would give us would appear to me to be extremely beneficial. I asked myself a question one time that led to a series of messages. It was, “What were the ten most important things Jesus said or taught?” At first this appeared to be…

Some people like to argue religion. Some of those same people don’t have a clue about the Bible or truth or even the basics of the four main world religions, but they plunge headlong into it anyway. As I listen it appears there are lots of questions, some observations, often little substance and in the…

A favorite Story of mine is found in John 4 and it’s the story of Jesus’ encounter with a woman of Samaria. The Bible tells us that He needed to go through Samaria. What that immediately tells me is that the Master had a divine appointment that He needed to keep. God will go “out…

“Here, let me show you how this works!” (If you stop and listen … he’s got you!) You gotta love those people who demonstrate a product to the public. They can talk an ear off an elephant. Better yet, they convince you to buy stuff. Wow! You bring that cleaning product home with that new…

I’ve noticed something about people both in life and in scripture. We value certain things. We place value on things we deem worthy because most things have no intrinsic value. We have placed great value on gold because as a precious metal it doesn’t tarnish, and it’s shiny! Diamonds are not really that rare, but…