What do you remember about the topic “A Vessel of Honor”?
How would you devote yourself to holy living everyday?
Main Text: John 4:5-15.
Memory Verse: To the Jews I became like a Jew to win theJews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. – 1 Corinthians 9:20.
Personal evangelism is one of the most effective ways to witness about Christ. However, many Christians fail in their attempts to engage in it. This happens usually because they do not know how to go about it. Knowing how to share our faith is what often makes the difference between effective and ineffective witnessing. In today’s main text, Jesus provides an example in effective witnessing. He demonstrates how we can go about sharing our faith with others so clearly and convincingly that they can make the decision to accept Him as Lord and Savior.
Questions for Discussion
Why did Jesus return to Galilee from Judea? Verse 1-3.
In what state did Jesus find himself when He came to Sychar? Verse 5-6.
What did Jesus request from the woman, and what was her response? Verses 7, 9.
Discuss the approach and style Jesus used in witnessing to the woman.
Briefly demonstrate how to witness to others from Jesus’ example.
We have observed how Jesus witnessed to the woman of Samaria. He was well prepared, calm, and patient with her. He also engaged her in a very conversational way. He began on the natural side and gradually focused the conversation on spiritual things. To be able to witness effectively to others, we must be well prepared in the Word and prayer, and have a pleasing lifestyle. We must be calm and patient with those we want to lead to Christ. We must be conversational in our approach by asking and allowing relevant questions. More importantly, our focus should be to help the other person to understand who Jesus Christ is, what He has done for them and how they can receive Him into their lives.