The Soul Winner

The Soul Winner

 

The Soul Winner

John 4:39-42
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

Many believed in Him because of the word of the woman

Today I want us to see the true soul winner

Jesus went to a woman

He went to a Samaritan

He went to a hurting woman

He went to a sinful woman

Our love for people must be filled with the love of God

The love of God knows no bounds

She testifies

Acts 1:8

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Our purpose to be on this earth is to be that witness, like the woman who testifies.

Jerusalem Your world

Judea outside your world

Samaria outside your kind

Ends of the earth everyone

John 3:16

Jesus is not willing that any perish

We shouldn’t be willing either

He told me everything I ever did

His compassion opened her heart and showed that even though she was sinful His love could take away her thirst.

Now lets look at this man the Soul Winner

John 4:7,10,13-14,16-18,21-24,26,32,34-38

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

With Jesus the Soul Winner there is 

  1. No Reprobation

Express or feel disapproval

Jesus loved the sinner

We must love the sinner

He was able to talk to her without her ever feeling His disapproval

So lets ask this question Did Jesus hate sin?  Yes a thousand times yes

He came to judge the sin of the world.

Yet in speaking with this woman who was a sinner He never left her feeling disapproved.

This is an important thing for us to understand it is not our job to tell somebody how horrible their life is it is our job to tell them how wonderful our God is!!!

John 4:10, 13-14
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

2.  No Alienation

Isolated from a group

Jesus brought her right in to the throne room

Now in Jewish life only certain people actually got to worship in the temple there were lines drawn everywhere.  Priests, Levities, Clean, Unclean,  but that all changes with this Soul Winner

She would have been alienated for many reasons in the Jewish way but in the Way there is a way for all to enter in.

John 4:22-23
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

3.  No Discrimination

The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people

To Jews Samaritans were Dogs, swine, pigs

To Jesus He says to this Samaritan woman Give me a drink

Woman/Samaritan/Sinner

Galatians 3:28-29
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if youare Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Only in Christ is there truly anti discrimination

Had it not been for the influence of true Christianity

On western civilization there would be no anti discrimination anywhere in the world

Where people have discriminated

Owned slaves

Treated other races, or genders differently

Please do not confuse that with my Soul Winner

There is no other religion in the world that actually is truly is anti discrimination.

There are some that will tolerate you but that is not No discrimination only in Jesus is there no discrimination.

4. No Condemnation

The expression of a very strong disapproval

You didn’t hear neither can you find any condemnation in Jesus’s words in this story.

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

 

Blessings

Pastor Mike Hooper
Church on the Lake
Livingston, TX.

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