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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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A Necessary Encounter – part 1

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. – John 4:1-3 (ESV) Evidently, Jesus did not think the baptism controversy beneficial to John’s mission, so He put some space between the Baptist and Himself. He turned His face to Galilee and His disciples followed. And he had to pass through Samaria. … – John 4:4ff (ESV) Samaria wasn’t considered a prime vacation spot. This was a journey most Jews took with … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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