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John 4:4-15

John 4:4-15


Sermon: Jesus, God’s Gift to Take away Man’s Emptiness
Bible Passage: John 4:4-15

I. About the Woman of Samaria

1. Lonely and isolated (verse 4:7)
2. Empty (empty pot Johannine symbolism) (verse 4:7, 28)
3. Six husbands (morally lost, (verse 4:8)
4. External religion (spiritually lost, Jerusalem and Gerizim) (verse 4:20)

II. Jesus came to Samaria, a divine necessity (verse 4:4a “had”)

1. Defied political, religious, cultural limitations (4:9)
2. Develops conversation with the woman to reveal who He is

III. Jesus is “God’s Gift” to socially, morally, and spiritually lost people (vv. 10-15)

1. Jesus is the “gift of God” (cf. John 3:26; Isa 9:5; Rom 6:23, John 7:38, 39, Rev 22:17) (see the singular “gift”)
2. YHWH is the “spring of water” that people need for their sustenance (Jer 2:13, 17:13, Sir 24:21)
3. Jesus tell her that man will never be quenched with what the world gives (verse 13)
4. On the other hand, Jesus quenches man’s thirst forever (verse 14)
5. The gift “Jesus” becomes a fountain of life in the one who drinks what Jesus gives (verse 14)

IV. The Samaritan woman responds to the Gift of God, the “Spring of Water” (verse 15)

1. She recognizes the need for Jesus
2. She requests Jesus “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water” (verse 15)

Jesus is God’s gift to those who are empty, morally, spiritually, and socially corrupt


Respond to God’s Gift, Jesus, the Spring of Water

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at