MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE:

LIVING WATER, JOHN 4 STUDY, 20.05.20

    1. Identify the principle in this body of text.
    2. Identify the underlying metaphor.
    3. What is the theme in this body of text?
    4. Why was the woman at the well so taken aback by Jesus/Yeshua’s request?
    5. What does this little scene tell you about the water needed for eternal life?
    6. What is the special quality of the water Jesus/Yeshua is offering the woman?
    7. How do you know this?
    8. Why is physical water insufficient?
    9. There are several important components with special meaning in verse 10. Can you identify what they are?
    10. As part of these identified components,what was Jesus/Yeshua revealing to the woman about HIMSELF?
    11. Besides breaking a social barrier, what was the deeper significance of this?
    12. Identify the substance of the symbolic entity He was offering to her?
    13. Put the Samaritan woman’s queries (v.11,12) into modern day terms, & understand how you may have asked the same questions, perhaps in a different way, but from the same wonderment. How much do you think she may have understood?

      JOHN 4:15 “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”

    14. In which verse, and in what way does this story address the human side of Jesus/Yeshua?
    15. What is that “fresh, bubbling spring within them” that brings _____________ life?
    16. How is it possible to “never be thirsty again”?
    17. What had happened/changed for the Samaritan woman in verse 15?
    18. How can you relate to this?
    19. For someone Who was not expected to associate with Samaritans, He did appear curiously at ease with this simple interchange.
    20. Do you think Jesus/Yeshua went that route because He knew He would find the woman there? Was this a divine appointment or was it just a meeting of chance?
    21. Who is your source?

 

  • FOR SUPPLEMENTARY STUDY IDENTIFYING OUR “SOURCE,” USING THE METAPHOR OF LIVING WATER, REFER: Jer.2:13; Jer.17:13; Ps.36:8,9; John 7:37-39; Rev.7:17; 22:1,17.

 

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