Thursday, January 15, 2009

John 4

Remember the story of the woman at the well? When Jesus told her about her having gone through five husbands and currently shacking up with her honey, her response was, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet." I always thought she said that because He knew something that she thought a stranger-in-town surely couldn't know.

But Pastor pointed out today that that wasn't the only reason she said that. He was pointing out her sin, calling her to repentance, so that she would rejoice in the living water of His forgiveness. It wasn't just the "knowing" that made her realize He was a prophet, but that Jesus was doing what prophets do: calling sinners to repentance and bringing God's word of absolution to them.

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