The Gift of Living Water
Summary: John records the longest unbroken conversation between Jesus and any one person in John 4. The conversation is not with one of his disciples or a religious leader or even another Jewish person. It’s with a Samaritan — a Samaritan woman! This woman has come to a well thirsty, and her conversation with Jesus leaves her with something that a well could never give as Jesus calls her to experience the gift of living water.
Scriptures: John 4:1-42
Series Description: Metaphor and imagery are important concepts in connecting the narrative of Scripture. One important element is water, which is presented in both real and metaphorical instances. We find that water in Scripture often carries with it notes of transformation, redemption and salvation. This series explores the narrative use of water over the course of Scripture, culminating with a look at baptism and the ways in which many of those same redemptive elements are experienced in the waters of baptism.