John Lesson 6 Day 4 ~ Study of John 4:39-42
7- Now we know that He is indeed the Savior of the world.
- Many Samaritans from the village believed in Him.
- They begged Jesus to stay with them.
- Many more heard Jesus’ message and believed.
- They believed not just because of what the woman told them. They heard Jesus for themselves.
- “Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.”
8- John and Andrew’s first encounter with Jesus. John 1:39-41
- The Samaritan woman brought people from her village to see Jesus.
- The Samaritans invited Jesus to stay with them.
- Andrew and John immediately followed Jesus. Jesus invited them to “come and see” where He was staying.
- They stayed with Jesus the rest of the day.
- The Samaritans brought others to hear Jesus. They believed He was the Savior of the world.
- Andrew and John found Simon and said, “We have found the Messiah.”
9- a. The followers of Jesus all became missionaries.
John 4:37-38 One plants and another harvests. NLT
Jesus began a work in Samaria. He was only there for two days.
Acts 8:3-8, 12 Because of Saul’s persecution, Jesus’ followers scattered.
And Saul just went wild, devastating the church, entering house after house after house, dragging men and women off to jail. Forced to leave home base, the followers of Jesus all became missionaries. Wherever they were scattered, they preached the Message about Jesus. Going down to a Samaritan city, Philip proclaimed the Message of the Messiah. When the people heard what he had to say and saw the miracles, the clear signs of God’s action, they hung on his every word. Many who could neither stand nor walk were healed that day. The evil spirits protested loudly as they were sent on their way. And what joy in the city! (MSG)…But now the people believed Philip’s message of Good News concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, many men and women were baptized. (NLT)
b. Jesus Movement and other revivals
Around 1968, my dad took a bus-load of young people from a couple of local churches to a David Wilkerson Crusade. He was a music and youth pastor back then. In the weeks that followed, revival broke out in our youth group. A month later, we had more youth than adults in the evening service. Young people, whose parents attended other churches, were coming to our youth group and seeking God. Many of them hung out at our house. I remember one all-night worship and prayer meeting.
It caused quite a stir in our small community. The parents and other congregations threw a fit, actually.
As often as they could, my parents took my brother and I wherever they heard God was moving. We met students from Asbury College where a routine, 50-minute chapel service lasted 185 hours, non-stop, 24 hours a day. It continued intermittently for weeks.
Several of the students became good friends of my parents. They stayed with us for awhile, and revival broke out at our new church. That youth group went from about fifteen to fifty.
The most recent revival I’ve heard about began in West Virginia in April 2016.
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