The Law of Connection Part 14
Jesus Changes a City-John 4:1-26
We don’t even know her name. Other Jews wouldn’t even speak with her. Yet because Jesus was different, He spoke with this Samaritan woman—a snubbed gender within a despised race. Through this personal connection, God reached an entire city. We learn at least seven principles from Jesus’ leadership in John 4:
Jesus spoke first. He didn’t isolate Himself even from “undesirables.”
He connected with her about a familiar interest: water.
He knew people like to hear their own voices most of all.
Jesus built a verbal bridge by making her thirsty for something more than water.
Jesus knew He mustn’t go too far. He said enough to make her hungry for more.
Jesus knew her lifestyle, but never condemned her for it.
He didn’t allow her to get distracted. He wouldn’t divert the focus from the real issue.
Jesus revealed His identity in clear and simple terms.
Join me next time for The Law of Connection Part 15