WED: “A True Witness Helps People See Their Need”

TEXT:  JOHN 4:3-45

I. A True Witness needs to go to those in need (vv. 3-8)

  1. Jesus needed to go through Samaria (vv. 3-6)
  1. Availability is the first required ability to witness
  2. Waiting is often necessary in being a witness
  3. Engaging a person is essential to being a true witness
  1. This woman needed Jesus to go through Samaria (v. 7)
  2. The people of Sychar needed Jesus to go through Samaria (vv. 28-45)

II. A True Witness uses small talk to open up to eternal talk (vv. 9-15)

  1. Thirsting for water is small talk (v. 9)
  2. Quenching spiritual thirst is eternal talk (vv. 10-13)
  3. Receiving everlasting life is the key to solving the eternal problem (vv. 14-15)

III. A True Witness helps people see their sinfulness (vv. 16-19)

  1. By asking questions, not making accusations (v. 16)
  2. By letting them acknowledge their own sin, not saying it for them (v. 17)
  3. By guiding the conversation, not monopolizing it (vv. 18-19)

IV. A True Witness points people to the who of true worship (vv. 20-26)

  1. Knowing the God of true worship as Father (vv. 20-21)
  2. Knowing that you are a true worshipper in truth (vv. 22-23)
  3. Knowing the true key to truly worshipping in truth (vv. 24-26)