Jesus offers more than a small puddle of spiritual refreshment that appears momentarily but vanishes quickly in the afternoon sun.
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever … Continue reading Backroads, Buckets & Buffets 3
"Now he had to go through Samaria" (John 4:4). The seriously engaged reader of John will ask many questions of the text. John's Gospel is many-layered and rich in texture. So, what does he mean when he says Jesus "had to" go through Samaria? To get from Judea to Galilee the fastest, most direct route did indeed … Continue reading Backroads, Buckets & Buffets 2
Let's begin a series of reflections on Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4. I will try to keep these posts brief -- just offering a few thoughts to ponder. The strange title "Backroads, Buckets and Buffets" will make sense later. Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that … Continue reading Backroads, Buckets & Buffets 1
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For those who read my blog, one bonus is that you often get a preview of what might be coming down the pipe as far as sermons go at MainStreet. I'm a deep processor and require time to chew on ideas and try them out before I preach on them. Daily Illumination often becomes a … Continue reading New Sermon Series: “Backroads, Buckets & Buffets”