THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the
water that I shall give him shall
never thirst; but the water that
I shall give him shall be in him
a well of water springing up into
1. We see in John 4: Jesus meeting the
Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob.
2. We see her conviction of sin, her
confession and salvation, and then we see
her testimony for Christ.
3. There is a reward for those who receive
Christ and labor in His harvest fields.
4. We all seek satisfaction and
contentment. And this is not an
5. We merely need to meet Jesus and accept
from Him that living water and all the
satisfaction that it offers is ours.
6. Therefore, as our account of the woman
at the well unfolds let us commit ourselves
to making the necessary adjustments in our
lives, so that we too can have that
contentment of soul that we all need.
I. THE CONFRONTATION
John 4:6‑7 6 Now Jacob's well was there.
Jesus therefore, being wearied
with his journey, sat thus on
the well: and it was about the
7 There cometh a woman of
Samaria to draw water: Jesus
saith unto her, Give me to
Jesus is at the well between 9 & 12 noon
this is when women come to draw water.
Jesus speaks first. v 7
When we are going about our every day life
we are confronted with Jesus ‑ This
confrontation comes through the Holy
John 16:7‑11 7 Nevertheless I tell you the
truth; It is expedient for you
that I go away: for if I go
not away, the Comforter will
not come unto you; but if I
depart, I will send him unto
8 And when he is come, he
will reprove the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of
9 Of sin, because they
believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I
go to my Father, and ye see me
11 Of judgment, because the
prince of this world is
What are some typical questions that Jesus
may be asking you?
For the unsaved perhaps the question
"is there really a God?"
"is there really a heaven or hell"
"what must I do to be saved"
For the Christian perhaps the question
would be this morning
"how can I please God?"
I believe we know the answer to these
questions this morning.
Sometimes God speaks through a question so
that we can answer.
Questions require a response. How are we
responding to the questions that the Holy
Spirit brings to our mind?
When Jesus is trying to speak to you will
you give Him the opportunity to speak.
Too many people are trying to block out
that voice that speaks to us all.
They try to blame their sin on situations
or their hard life.
The fact is Jesus is trying to get us to
see our life for what it is and to help us
to put our lives in order so that we can
experience the peace that comes from not
having to make excuses for our faults and
II. THE CONVERSATION vs 9‑26
A. The question by the woman
Why? Why me.
B. The answer
1. To reveal a gift and the giver
of the gift
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they
might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.
Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all
that we ask or think, according to
the power that worketh in us,
2. That She might respond to His
request by asking for water
which would satisfy the guilt and
unrest that never ceased within her
C. The question? (vs 11‑12)
1. where will you get this living
2. is you living water better than
what our fathers have provided for
D. The answer (vs 13‑14)
1. Whosoever drinks of this well
will thirst again.
a. This is an earthly well it
temporarily satisfies the physical
All the wealth in the world cannot mend a
broken heart, nor forgive of sin, nor make
right what a sinful heart has destroyed.
Nor can it heal the guilt that comes from a
life of sin.
2. The water that Jesus offers will
satisfy for ever.
Ps 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul,
and filleth the hungry soul with
Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee
continually, and satisfy thy soul
in drought, and make fat thy
bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring
of water, whose waters fail not.
Ps 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water
brooks, so panteth my soul after
thee, O God.
E. the response (vs 15) Give me this
1. If this water is available
I want it.
Jesus then shows her what she must do to
have this water. (vs 16‑28)
a. He reveals her sin (16‑20)
b. He corrects her misconceptions
1. concerning worship (21‑24)
a) not limited to a place
b) salvation is of the
Jew brings the Bible
Jesus is a Jew
c) worship can only be
achieved through the
c. concerning Jesus (25‑26)
1. He is not just a prophet
2. He is the Messiah
III. THE CONCLUSION (27‑39)
A. The disciples marveled (vs 27)
We must strive to reach all people
with the Gospel.
B. She left her waterpot
Gave up her false hope of
being satisfied through
C. She tells of her experience
She invites others to experience
D. Many come to Christ because of
E. Jesus exhorts His disciples to
1. By example
2. By explaining the urgency