This week worlds will collide around a watering hole outside a small Samaritan town. At this “village pump” Jesus will engage in a very personal conversation. It looks like a clash of cultures on many fronts: he is a man, she is a woman; he a Jew, she a Samaritan. Men and women, Jews and Samaritans, do not talk in private, let alone in public.
But what looks like worlds colliding actually becomes a sweet place where the air is thin and heaven and earth mingle. If John 3 told us that God so loved the world, this scene in John 4 tells us how God loves each person.
There is a line in a song I like that sings of Jesus, “In a crowd of 10,000 you don’t miss a thing.” So it is, my friends. You may feel passed over by the world or forgotten by the community, but you cannot escape the loving welcome of Jesus.
This week we will also get to hear from our mission partner in Cambodia, Mark Wilson; and we'll welcome Marlin Vis to Sunday School, who works in Israel / Palestine.
Sunday School for All Ages at 9:50a.m.
- Children and Worship
- Ages 5-1st Grade (Children's Area)
- Dismissed during the 8:30 and 11:10 a.m. services.
- Ages K-5th Grade (Children's Area)
- Middle School & High School (Youth Room)
- Adult Opportunities:
- Questions of Life: This week we will continue the topic of: How do we interact with people of different faiths? We will be interacting with the 3 major religions of Islam, Buddhism and Judaism as missionaries Mark Wilson and Marlin Vis engage with us regarding their interactions in Palestine and Cambodia. (Fellowship Hall)
- Sunday School Guide: This week will be Lesson 3 (Adult Room 1)
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