Following John the Baptist's lead, Jesus began his ministry preaching:. He reached out to her and she reached back. If Jesus is looking for a bride, Jesus will be using some pick-up lines. Who is it that you and I are unwilling to even look at? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?
Nevertheless, Jesus asks her for a drink, and, though she doesn't refuse, she wonders aloud why he would go against the social norms to ask her for a drink. The rich young man asked Jesus what he should do to gain eternal life, but the answer in the end was too much for him and he turned away. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, "What do you want? The ending was always marriage. The crossing of the Red sea of course The teaching of Christ to Nicodemus, when he came to Him by night The healing of the paralytic at the sheep's pool The Great Flood The changing of water into wine. Upon closer examination, it is very significant. Deity, as a holy entity, is worthy of praise Psa.
Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman - Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman
The result is the promise of life , i. Further, it indicates that, in spite of their jaded religious background—very unlikely candidates for belief—these folks were prime subjects for the gospel. How is it that those who believed only in the inspiration of the Pentateuch could know of the coming Messiah? Jesus treated women far better than was ever expected of a Rabbi. Jesus then did something that was a cultural taboo: Fortunately Jesus was no slave to tradition. One may initially believe the facts of the gospel based upon his confidence in the veracity of a loved one or friend.
Inclusion of the Samaritans among those whom Jesus favored was revolutionary , since there was bitter enmity between the Jewish and Samaritan peoples. Help us to drink deeply at the well of your Living Water! Only a Samaritan woman was there, drawing water from the well. Who was this man addressing her? He met there a woman who was there to draw water, at this peculiar hour, when the sun is so intense. These are the possibilities:. McGrath, "Woman at the Well", n.