John 4:1-26 The offer to the woman at the well

My sermon notes from Sunday, June 11th   as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week please visit



John 4:1-26

The offer of Jesus to the woman at the well


vv. 1-12 – True Grace


CONSIDER THE SAVIOR – He came to seek and save that which was lost

  • 300 references to the coming Messiah and Jesus fulfills them all.
  • 3:15 & Mal. 3:1



  • The capital of Northern Kingdom.
  • Assyrians in 722 BC. Some exiled others intermarried with Assyrians.  “half breeds”
  • Ezra we learn there was an attempted for the Samarians to help rebuild the temple but were denied. They built their own temple.  Since then there was great animosity.
  • Off all places to not go…this was it.


CONSIDER THE PERSON – Why the woman, why not Nicodemus

  • Religious, immoral
  • Learned theologian, uneducated
  • Recognized Jesus as a teacher, clueless who Jesus was
  • Wealthy, poor
  • Member of the elite in society, bottom rung on the ladder



vv. 13-15 (v. 10) – True Satisfaction


  • Living water v. 10
    • OT Cleansing/Renewal
    • John 3 – born again. Spirit and Water


  • Never thirst again
    • Internal
    • Dynamic and Growing
      • NEW CREATION – 2 Cor. 5:17
        • John 1:13 – From God. From the will of God
        • Old things have passed away. New and growing



vv. 16-26 – True Worship




  • Jesus saw her heart! Jesus knew her!  (a great example of Biblical election)


  • Jesus wants the heart
    • Not the place of worship, but the nature of worship


  • True worshippers – Spirit and Truth
    • Spirit – internal, not external.
    • Truth – based on truth. Right in God’s eyes

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