Summary of John 4:10-18
Jesus tells the woman at the well that if she knew who he was, she would have asked for living water. The woman asks where can you get the living water. Jesus says he has the water and whoever drinks it will never thirst again. The water will well up inside and lead to eternal life.
The woman asks for the water. Jesus tells her to bring her husband. She admits she has no husband.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 5, Day 3: John 4:10-18
6a) Living water offers eternal life. Regular water nourishes for the time being. Living water is forever.
b) Belief in Jesus. The Holy Spirit. (Great explanation of this passage and what living water is HERE)
c) Meaning, purpose, something more, God himself. Thirsting for Jesus keeps me going when many times I just want to quit.
7a) She showed belief by asking for it, but unbelief by equating the living water with regular water and less work in life. Jesus told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” She admitted she had no husband.
b) By helping me to see my sins and trying to be more like Jesus every day.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 5, Day 3: John 4:10-18
I love the symbol of living water. Water is so powerful and so necessary in life. We can’t live without water; neither can we live without living water.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 5, Day 3: John 4:10-18
Jesus makes the woman curious, which helps her stay and learn.
Many springs in ancient times were called living water, too.
Living water gives forever.
Our spiritual needs is thirst.
It was not socially correct for a man to speak to a single woman in a long conversation. She would need her husband to continue the conversation.
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