She didn’t know going to the well that day was a Divine appointment with the Savior of the world. She just needed water for the day, but Jesus showed her He could provide what she needed for all eternity. And after that one meeting at the well, her mission became clear… tell everyone she knew to come and see what Jesus had done.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group, or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.
- Do you know anyone who lives a particularly marked life? What attributes does that person possess that make them stand out as someone who truly lives out their faith?
- The Jews and Samaritans were enemies who hated one another. No one would have expected a Jew to reach out to a “fallen” Samaritan woman. With the current divisiveness and animosity that runs rampant in our society these days, how can we bridge the divide that has been created to unite with the truth of the gospel? How can we do this with love while not ignoring egregious wrongdoing?
- Read Luke 6:27–36. Our lives should overflow with the love of Christ and the mercy that He has shown to us. When you accurately look at yourself, do you find that you mimic the directives given in the verses above? If not, what are practical steps to change your behavior?
- Read Psalm 37:23. In the Christian life, there are no accidents, only divine appointments. In John 4:4, Christ went out of his way to speak to the Samaritan woman. As you reflect on your life, can you think of times when unbeknownst to you, God met with you or had you in a specific place where you witness Him working? Maybe it was a meeting with a specific person? How did this change or affirm your perspective on being used by God for His glory?
- Do people encounter Jesus because of what they see and hear from you? Are you a bridge between the lost & Jesus? If so, all glory to God! Please discuss any situations with your group. What does that look like in your life?
- Read John 4:10. We learned that for believers, “asking proceeds knowing (God).” Do you take your requests to God on behalf of yourself or when interceding for others? Why or why not? What does your response tell you about your relationship with Jesus?
- In the story of the Samaritan woman, she was so focused on the earthly water that she was initially blinded to the living water standing before her. Are you carrying your water pot too often to share Jesus? What do you need to let go of for the Lord to use you?
- Where are you reading in the Bible this week? What has God been revealing to you through your quiet time with Him?
- Discuss any struggles you may be going through with your group.
- How can you pray for your group this week? How can they be praying for you?