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A Necessary Encounter – part 3

When the disciples came back with lunch, they caught Jesus in a (taboo) conversation with a woman – and a Samaritan woman at that! But they didn't interrupt. After she left, they addressed the issue at hand: feeding their hungry Master. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." – John 4:31-32 (ESV) The disciples knew Jesus was hungry. They knew He hadn't eaten yet. But now He claimed to have food hidden away somewhere. Did someone drop off a meal while they … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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A Necessary Encounter – part 2

The desire for ordinary water had driven a woman of Samaria to Jacob’s well, while she was unaware of a far more serious thirst. But the Fountain of Living Water sat by the well, ready to meet that thirst. After the woman asked Jesus for the other ‘water’ He offered, He continued to direct the conversation to where she would be able to know what she just asked for. Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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