What are 5 principles we learn from Jesus’ steps of personal evangelism?
LOOK for divine appointments (John 4:4)
Jesus had to pass through Samaria
He had a divine appointment with the women at the well
LEAVE your comfort zones (John 4:4-6)
Where did Jesus go? Samaria which was a place Jews avoided
How far did Jesus travel? 7 miles out of His way
What time did Jesus arrive? 6th hour (noon), the hottest time of day
What was the result of His journey? Weary; Leaned against the well
LOVE lost people
What did this woman have going against her?
This woman was a Samaritan
This woman was a woman (see v27)This woman was very immoral
Why did this woman go to the well at high noon?
All other women would have went in the early morningShe wanted to be sure that no other woman would be at the well
LEARN to start conversations
Put friendliness over function (smile; be a greeter)
Notice the obviousAsk about themAsk questions needing more than a yes/no answer
LISTEN for a common interest
Jesus asked the woman for a drink
For Jesus and the woman at the well the common interest was water
LAND the spiritual plane
Jesus used curiosity (v10-14)
The Samaritan women used an invitation (v28-29, 39-42)