Where is Your Samaritan Woman?


Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” – Luke 4:39 NIV

Jesus is in the business of changing lives! Whether you serve on worship teams, small group ministries, outreach ministries, children’s ministries, admin positions, hospitality ministries, wherever you serve, you impact others for Jesus! His genealogy had several broken women in it – Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. This list brings into Jesus’ history such things as incest, prostitution…adultery.

Perhaps this is why Jesus could relate to the woman at the well. Here was a woman who had been married five times and was now living with a man. She comes to the well to get water in her jar and who does she find there? The Son of God! He shares with her that the water she is seeking will run dry and she will thirst again, but the water He is offering will never run dry.

The Samaritan woman is so impacted and changed by her encounter with Jesus that she goes back to her town and shares with the men about her encounter with Jesus. The men are so curious that they go and hang out with Jesus for a few days, and then they become believers too!

What is your story? How will you minister to the Samaritan woman in your community? Remember to be the hands and feet of Jesus and reach out to the Samaritan woman!

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to give you an awareness and tender heart to notice those around you who are hurting and need to know about Jesus.
  • Thank God for boldness to speak to strangers, friends and family about what Jesus has done in your own life.
Julia Mateer

Julia Mateer

Julia is the Pastor of Small Groups at Bayside Community Church, and author of Life-Giving Leadership: A Woman’s Toolbox for Leading. She is the co-founder of Generation Eve, an on-line community for women at generationeve.com.
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