Sunday July 5, 2020 – Pastor Steve Clark preaching – “Finding a Bigger Story”
For this Sunday, READ John 4:1-29 and REFLECT: In this probably-familiar story, there is a lot of back-and-forth conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Imagine yourself there, listening in to the conversation. What question(s) would you have for Jesus? How do you think he would answer? Jesus apparently knows more about the woman than she has been willing to reveal (vs. 17-18). No explanation is given in the text for the woman’s marriage history, but various backstories have been offered over the years. Some depict her as a woman of loose morals; some depict her as victim of male oppression. What do you think is her story – and why? How does your understanding of her story affect your understanding of what Jesus is doing in this conversation?