Let Me Be A Witness

Read John 4:1-42

  1. What do you know about the relationship of Jews and Samaritans? Why was it odd for a Jew (Jesus) to be talking to a Samaritan woman?
  2. How does Jesus relate to the woman "where she is at"? How does he give witness in a situation where the initial concern is getting water?
  3. At what point does the woman seem to try to side track Jesus? What does he do? Can you think of situations where someone has tried to steer you away from sharing about faith in God? What was going on in that situation? What did you do?
  4. What about Jesus continues to draw the woman into the conversation? What attracts people in our own witness?
  5. What was the reaction of the disciples when they returned to the well? What kind of reaction can we expect from other disciples when we reach out past what people expect?
  6. What was the women's witness when she went back to her town? How can our witness grow in our community?
  7. What did Jesus mean when he said, "I have food to eat that you do not know about."? How have you been fed by spiritual food?
  8. Jesus tells his followers to look around and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. (verse 35) Look around! What do the fields of our neighborhood and city look like to you?
  9. Why is it important to realize that "one sows and another reaps?" How does it help you to know that when you share a word with another person or respond in some way with the love of Christ, you are only one of perhaps many others that the Lord is bringing into their life?
  10. The Samaritans believed because of the woman's testimony? How is that still true today? People believing, not because of something they read in the Bible, but because of your testimony?