Introduction: The greatest revolutionary to ever walk this earth was a humble, mild-mannered carpenter from Galilee named Jesus of Nazareth. He did something – and is still doing it today – that no other army or leader or nation or empire or government or revolutionary or political party could ever or will ever do. Jesus revolutionizes, changes, and transforms the human heart. Only He can do that. Nowhere in all of Scripture is Jesus more clearly seen as the God of second chances than in John 4.
In this encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, we see:
I. THE SINCERICTY OF JESUS (4:1-4)
a. Jesus broke with tradition and custom.
b. Jesus felt compelled to go through Samaria.
II. THE HUMANITY OF JESUS (4:5-6)
a. Jesus’ favorite term to describe Himself was “Son of Man”.
b. Jesus can fully identify with and understand our human condition because He has experienced it Himself.
III. THE SENSITIVITY OF JESUS (4:7-19)
a. The racial barrier
b. The gender barrier
c. The moral barrier