HE SAID, SHE SAID
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 17:1
7; JOHN 4: 5
GRACE COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ASHEVILLE, NC
March 19, 2017
The Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop, Pastor
John 4: 5
4:5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar
near the plot of ground
that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
4:6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the
well. It was about noon.
4:7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a
4:8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.)
4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a
woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.)
4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew
the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to
you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you
4:11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where
do you get that living water?
4:12 Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his
sons and his flocks drank from it?”
4:13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
4:14 but those who drink of the water that I will give
them will never be thirsty. The
water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal
4:15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty
or have to keep coming here to draw water.”
4:16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.”
4:17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are
right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;
4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your
What you have said is true!”
4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet.
4:20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where
people must worship is in Jerusalem.”
4:21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, b
elieve me, the hour is coming when you will
worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
4:22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is
from the Jews.
4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when t
he true worshipers will
worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship
4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
4:25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming
” (who is called Christ).
“When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.”
4:26 Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.”
4:27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a
woman, but no one said, “
What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?”
4:28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the
4:29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be
the Messiah, can he?”
any Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s
testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.”
4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he
stayed there two days.
4:41 And many more believed
because of his word.
4:42 They said to the woman, “It
is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for
ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.