Today, let’s reflect on some of the things we’ve read this week and highlight some observations on Jesus’s transformative gentleness with those in the margins.
How then do we live? Week Four
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.
god loves truth seekers
God is pleased when we genuinely seek truth, when we seek him. God says to love him with our whole mind. Intellectual study, theological learning—Jesus welcomes our inquisitive minds too.
god’s wider presence
Consider that there are theologians and evangelists outside of your local church or city who have a testimony and lessons to teach you. Keep your eyes and ears open for his voice to come from places and people least expected.
good news for bad times
What a world we live in today, huh? New diseases, natural disasters, and global crime can cause the world to wonder if there is any good news. We know there is! Are you willing to share your faith as eagerly as the Samaritan woman did? Her neighbors were moved by her testimony. Who do you need to tell about what Jesus has done in your life?
crossing the divide
Jesus was intentional about crossing divides and bridging gaps to meet the spiritual and physical needs of those considered outcasts. He calls us to follow him in the same work of overcoming gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic walls to bring his message of joy and hope and healing to people who desperately need him and us. Women came to Jesus because they sensed his compassion and gentleness in his approach. Jesus has given us the power to reach out to other women. With passion and care, we assure them that they are seen, that they are heard, and that they are loved.
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Jesus Sees the Marginalized
How do you want to live differently because of what you’ve learned in this week’s lesson?
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