I Will Make You Fishers of Men

Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20 “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” All three of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) contain an account of this call to discipleship, spoken by Jesus to Peter and his younger brother, Andrew. If the Bible were limited to just the […]

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Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven Is Near

Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 4:12-17 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This was the message proclaimed by John the Baptist as he went about the Judean countryside baptizing people and making disciples. After John was put in prison, Jesus himself began proclaiming the exact same message. (Matthew 3:1-2, Matthew 4:17) “Repent” – The […]

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Unless You See Signs and Wonders

John 4:43-54 “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe.” After his conversation with the woman at the well, Jesus stayed in the Samaritan town of Sychor for another two days before continuing on his way to Galilee. The Bible doesn’t say whether Jesus performed any miracles of healing during this time with […]

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I Am He

John 4:25-30 “I who speak to you am he.” As the disciples were approaching the well on return from their errand into town, the Samaritan woman capped off her conversation with Jesus by saying, “I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Jesus responded, “I who speak to […]

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In Spirit and In Truth

John 4:11-26 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” The advent of Christ to earth signaled a […]

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You Worship What You Do Not Know

John 4:16-22 “Woman, believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” The Samaritans lived in what had once been territory of the erstwhile Northern […]

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Never Be Thirsty Again

John 4:9-30 “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The Lord has long been calling out to those who are spiritually thirsty, inviting […]

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Give Me A Drink

John 4:1-10 “Will you give me a drink?” Some time after the Passover feast, Jesus departed from the region of Judea and began travelling through Samaria on his way back to Galilee. As he and his disciples approached the town of Sychor, they passed a well, known as “Jacob’s Well,” which was located on the […]

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