Title: Reaching the Broken Hearted: The Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-26)
Our series on "Jesus style evangelism" continues with Jesus reaching the broken hearted as he encounters the Samaritan woman drawing water from the well. In the culture at that time, Jews and Samaritans despised each other since the nation of Israel split into two Kingdoms (around 975 B.C., after the death of King Solomon and during the reign of his son, Rehoboam), which means that the rift between both descendants of Jacob ran very deep. When the Samaritan woman draws water from the well, Jesus asks her from a drink, and in his approach, tries to undo her hard hearted disposition towards him. Jesus sees her, speaks to her, spends time with her, and gets to the point. In his encounter with her, Jesus reveals that He is the promised Messiah, and that He didn't come to earth to scold and condemn people, but that He came to heal and to mend. If you're feeling broken hearted, despised, and rejected then this message is for you.