Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman (9/24, Sat.)

Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman (9/24, Sat.)

文章Jong » 週三 9月 21, 2005 12:21 am

Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman (9/24, Sat.)

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Before starting reading, I give you some backgrounds of the chapter.

1. It's women's job drawing water twice a day in day and night.
2. For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.


Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman
John 4:5-26

5So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" 8(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

10Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."

11"Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"

13Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

15The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water."

16He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."

17"I have no husband," she replied.

Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband. 18The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true."

19"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."

21Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

25The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."

26Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."

<Vocabulary>
the sixth hour 中午十二時 — noon. Time in 4 Gospels
well (n) 水井 — a hole in the ground for people to get water
draw [water] (v) 汲取 — to pull water up out of a well
spring (n) 泉源 — water that comes bubbling out of the ground
eternal (adj) 永遠的;永恆的 — lasting forever and ever
prophet (n) 先知 — a person who is given special knowledge from God, usually about what will happen in the future
salvation (n) 救恩 — rescue from death or danger
Samaria (n) 撒馬利亞 – a region close to, but not part of Israel. People from this region, Samaritans, where considered by Jews to be “dirty.”
disciples (n) 門徒 – followers of Jesus, in the Bible usually referring to the twelve disciples
Jerusalem (n) 耶路撒冷 – capital city of Israel, where the Temple was located
Messiah (n) 彌賽亞 – a savior whom God promised his people long ago


<Questions>
Session I
1. How did the Samaritan woman feel when Jesus talked to her? (John 4:9)
2. What are the two different kinds of water that Jesus mentioned? (John 4:10-14) How are they alike? How are they different?
3. Why do you think Jesus asked the woman to go and get her husband? (John 4:16)
4. Why did the the Samaritan woman draw water in noon?

Session II
1. How did the Samaritan woman try to change the subject? Why do you think she did this? (John 4:19-20)
2. What kind of worship does God want? (John 4:21-24)
3. Why did the woman think Jesus was a prophet?
4. Do you have a good faith? Why or why not?

<Reference>
You can see whole John chapter 4 in the link and listen to the audio book.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?bo ... version=31


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文章Roger » 週三 9月 21, 2005 12:29 pm

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文章technobabel » 週四 9月 22, 2005 3:59 am

Once there was a time when certain spots on this earth was thriving with religious concepts and heavyweights. These holy places are holy because it fits the concept of holiness like a glove. Taiwan or Taipei in particular aren't very holy. CKS Memorial doesn't even come close as being holy. Can the same Jesus in this story walks into a 7-Eleven and ask for a bottle of spring water from a Samaritan Woman... As you can see, this story quickly become less holy when one attempt to modernize the backdrop. Can somebody explain why?
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文章technobabel » 週日 9月 25, 2005 1:04 am

Notable Religious Anomalies

Scientology (Tom Cruise's religion)

http://www.scientology-kills.org/celebrities/cruise.htm

http://www.scientology.org/


Jerusalem Syndrome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_syndrome

This goes to show that some human minds can be very impressionable and confused.

Jonestown

http://www.jones-town.org/

Branch Davidians

http://www.fountain.btinternet.co.uk/koresh/

and the list goes on...
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