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Нов кладенец

Йоан 4:1-42

**** Different kinds of bottled water***



  • We meet four people in these opening chapters of John’s Gospel. They are John the Baptist, Nathanael, Nicodemus, and TODAY the unnamed “woman at the well.”
  • She is an incredible woman and one of my favorite passages in all of scripture.  And we don’t even know her name.
  • John has talked about a new temple (driving people out of the temple), a new birth (with Nicodemus), and now he is going to talk about a new well with living water.
  • Let’s take a look.  Read John 4:1-8.

Cultural Expectations (4:1-9)

  • In every culture there are cultural taboos [табу].  What to do and not to do.
    • In America… go to the refrigerator.
  • Here is perfect example of what NOT to do:
    • You do not go through Samaria.  Problems between Samaritans and Jews.  The history.  Avoid Samaria.
    • You do not talk to women.  Interesting how the Bible portrays women.  Not like the culture. 
      • Jewish prayer: Thank you God that I am not a Gentile or a woman!
    • So, you definitely do not talk to a Samaritan woman.  Vs. 9. Why are you talking to me?
  • Jesus is always doing things we least likely expect of Him.

Living Water (4:10-14)

  • Jesus here is not so much asking for something as offering the woman something.  He offers her living water.
  • Vs. 9.  “If you knew the gift of God,” [Ако би знаела Божия дар] and “who you are speaking to.” [и Кой е Онзи, Който ти казва: Дай Ми да пия]
  • Show water.  Fake bottled water.  Best water is bottled at the source.  An invitation to know the source of this Living Water.  What is the source?  It is a gift of God through Jesus Christ.
  • Living water is available to us when we accept God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.
  • Her basic question in verses 11-12 is, “who are you anyway?”
  • He talks more about the Living Water in verses 13-14.  Never be thirsty and become a spring. [Всеки, който пие от тая вода, пак ще ожаднее; а който пие от водата, която Аз ще му дам, няма да ожаднее до века; но водата, която ще му дам, ще стане в него извор на вода, която извира за вечен живот.]
    • Never thirst again.  Many things we use to quench our thirst, Sex, drug, sock n roll.   BUT, we will always be thirsty again.  All of these things are temporary.
    • Become a spring for others.  We will refresh others.  When we have the Living Water in us, it will also refresh others.  We will become a spring of new life.  People that make you feel better.
  •  What is Jesus offering to her?  Everything she has ever wanted in life.  Because he knows something about this woman that we do not.



Please… (4:15-18)

  • What does Jesus know about her?  She has had five husbands and is shacking up with a sixth.
  • Why does Jesus say this to her now?
  • There are some people who have presented the Gospel like a magic antibiotic.  Take this for one week and all of your problems will disappear. 
  • “Go get your husband….”  I can’t drink from two bottles at once.  I must choose.
  • To drink of the Living Water I must be ready to lay aside all other sources, otherwise we will just make a mess.  People cause problems when they try to drink from two sources of water at once.
    • Yes I believe in Jesus, but I need this other woman to fulfill my life
    • Yes I am a Christian, but the main focus of my life is money.
    • People curse the name of God because we a making a mess.
  •  Jesus makes this woman confront her ungodly choices and choose from which well she is going to drink.  “Go get your husband…”

Religion (4:19-26)

  • This woman is very intelligent.  She is confronted by Jesus about her personal choices, so she plays the religion card. [CARD GAME EXAMPLE]
  • She brings up a religious debate between Jews and Samaritans, but Jesus pays her no attention.  Why?  Because it’s a smokescreen [???]
  • People haven’t changed much in 2000 years.  When confronted about ungodly choices in our lives we often become very religious.
    • I was baptized in the Orthodox Church.
    • You members of a sect don’t know anything.
    • Bulgaria has been a Christian country for over 1000 years.
  • It is amazing how religious people become when you talk to them about choices that are not very good.
  • The Samaritan Woman tries to use a religious argument to change the subject.  She is very intelligent, but Jesus dismisses her remarks.
  • How does he answer her?  [23  Но иде час, и сега е, когато истинските поклонници ще се покланят на Отца с дух и истина; защото такива иска Отец да бъдат поклонниците Му.] No of this matters because true followers of God worship in spirit and in truth.
  • New life, this new well of living water, does not come through religion, but by having a relationship with the Messiah – the One sent by God so that we don’t have to live in a dessert.  Our lives can be springs of living water.


  • Jesus has talked about our bodies as temples.  We must allow him to clean the temple of our bodies by driving out hypocrisy.
  • He has talked about a new birth with Nicodemus.  God does not just fix our lives, put back the pieces, but he makes us new when we follow him.
  • God is also not trying to sell us something that will be a temporary fix.  He says that when we follow Him daily we will become a SPRING of NEW LIFE for others.
  • Through Jesus we have a long-term alternative to the ordinary life.  BUT we must “go get our husbands.”  This is not another temporary fix. 
  • We must choose which bottle to drink from.  Is Jesus Christ going to be your source?

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