Today is the last day of February- Thursday, the 28th, 2019. We are continuing in the narrative of Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well and will discover some of the transformation that flows out of her relationship with Him. -- Joey
The following guide is a resource for you to use in your personal time of solitude with the Lord as well as when you connect with the Community that you facilitate. It can also be used for times with family or friends around the table.
CATCH-UP- What was your high and low from last week/yesterday?
SING + PRAY- Take some time for song (guitar, hymn, acapella or read a Psalm) and extended prayer as an individual/community. A simple path of prayer is to pray through one of the Psalms as a group or use the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).
DISCOVER (IN LARGE GROUP)
[ John 4:39-41 ]
39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what is a key truth or thought that I/we learn?
(Use these questions to help make additional observations to clarify the main point)
_ (v. 39) What happened to “Many Samaritans” from the woman’s home town?
_ (v. 39) Why did they believe?
_ (v. 39) What was her testimony (Story)?
_ (v. 40) What then happens when Jesus comes to town?
_ (v. 40) What is the effect of Jesus staying in the Samaritan’s homes?
_What do we discover about how the Lord uses the story of our encounter with Jesus to spark faith in others?
PROCESS (IN BREAKOUTS OF 2-3’S, GUYS/GIRLS)
+ HOW is the Lord calling me to action/obedience? Is there sin to confess, a next step to take, how has it gone since last time
_ With whom is the Lord calling you to share the story of how Jesus is impacting your life?
+ WHO am I walking with and praying for to discover Jesus, what is my next step? (e.g., Build trust by spending time with them, set-up an intentional time to share your story, begin a discovery study on the teachings of Jesus with them)