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Pastor's Corner

  • Writer's pictureRick Pierce


The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman is the longest encounter between Jesus and another individual in the Gospel of John. In fact, it takes in all of Chapter 4 and spans 42 verses! What does it say to us: That Jesus’ ministry is focused on the marginalized and the down and out. There is a reason that the Bible mentions that the woman was drawing water

at the sixth hour — which would be noon. Water was drawn in the morning — the earlier the better so as to beat the heat. The interchange between Jesus and the woman is pointed,

but there is no condemnation. Jesus, in fact, reveals to her that He is the Messiah! When she returns to the town she testifies regarding Jesus, and many come out to the well to hear Him. Many of the Samaritans are converted as a result, and they tell the woman: “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

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