During His encounter with a Samaritan woman, Jesus reveals that He is the source of Eternal Life, and that He is the Promised Messiah of God. To prove His claims, Jesus amazes the woman by telling her facts about her life, specifically her several past relationships. The woman is so convicted of her belief in Jesus that she immediately goes into town to tell others about Him. As a result, the woman’s testimony guides many people of the town to seek Jesus.
When people hear about Jesus, they seek Him and invite Him to stay with them in Samaria. Jesus spends two days in a Samaritan town teaching the people about Himself. While the woman’s testimony about her encounter with Jesus is not in and of itself what causes people to believe in Jesus as the Messiah, her story is what guides them to investigate the Truth about Jesus which they find in Jesus Himself.
Our recollections about how Jesus has worked in our lives are great tools with which God equips us to point to the Truth of Jesus. Their role is to invite others to seek the Truth of Jesus in His Word. Let’s consider the following questions which will prepare us to share our testimony and point to the Truth of Jesus as the Promised Messiah.
Think about a time where you either witnessed or experienced God working in your life. What about your experience confirmed that God was at work, and what about God in the Bible does this experience bring to mind? How has the Truth of the Gospel affected your life?