Part 3- The Father is Seeking - John 4:15-29

Joe Focht  SAM618  3/16/2008

Many people point to a lack of evidence for not believing in the existence of God. Some say, "if God would just reveal Himself" then they would believe. Amazingly, God has indeed revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ. The woman of Samaria learned in a shocking moment that Jesus the messiah was standing before her. Not only did He openly admit this fact to her, He also explained that the way we relate to God is "in Spirit and truth."

  1. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
  2. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
  3. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
  4. For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
  5. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
  6. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
  7. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
  8. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
  9. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
  10. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  11. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
  12. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
  13. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
  14. The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
  15. Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?