Worship Service – March 15, 2020

Show Us Living Water

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John 4:1-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is
making and baptizing more disciples than John” —although it was not
Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— he left Judea and
started back to Galilee. But he had to go through Samaria. So he came
to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob
had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired
out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give
me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The
Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of
me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with
Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and
who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked
him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to
him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get
that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave
us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” Jesus said
to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but
those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.
The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water
gushing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this
water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to
draw water.”