Day 4 • Healer

John 4

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Jesus knew the Pharisees had heard that he was baptizing and making more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did). 3 So he left Judea and returned to Galilee.

4 He had to go through Samaria on the way. 5 Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. 7 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” 8 He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.

9 The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”

10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? 12 And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”

13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

15 “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”

16 “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her.

17 “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied.

Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband—18 for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. 20 So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?”

21 Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. 23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. 24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus told her, “I Am the Messiah!”

27 Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” 28 The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, 29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” 30 So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.”

32 But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.”

33 “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other.

34 Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. 35 You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. 36 The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike! 37 You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. 38 I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”

Many Samaritans Believe

39 Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” 40 When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days, 41 long enough for many more to hear his message and believe. 42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.”

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

43 At the end of the two days, Jesus went on to Galilee. 44 He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown. 45 Yet the Galileans welcomed him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen everything he did there.

46 As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

48 Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”

49 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”

50 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.

51 While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. 52 He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” 53 Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. 54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.

  • Wayne Otto

    God is the great physician.My brother Ray has been battling cancer, and he went in for a check,and they found two spots,one on his liver,and one in his neck. We lifted him up in prayer,both in our home and in church,and I just found out yesterday he is cancer free.Praise God!


    A few weeks ago my father was a couple hours from death according to the doctors and through prayer he is currently alive and well. GOD is GREAT!!

  • http://? felecia courtright

    wow thanks be to GOD , my family needs healing like the women’s , my sister yolanda!!!, friend diann!!!, niece’s meghan!!! and courtrney!!!, son daniel!!!, daughter candis!!!,nephew jimmy!!!, gray!!!, macclosky family!!!,humphires family!!!,nephew keith!!!,mom marjorie!!!, friend cherry!!!, friend marie!!!, friend linda!!!, courtright family!!!, me.!!! GOD has time and again worked healing with in me and my husbands relationship never did i think i could have such a close , loveing realionship with a humon , GOD has so much love and flows endless. i pain for others that hurt and dont draw on the weath of the love and comfurt GOD has in JESUS for us. i do not give what GOD desirves i pray that i walk pass all my fears and falures to serve HIM like i want and should. HEAL US ,TEACH US, GIVE US THE TOOLS TO LEARN FROM YOU HEAVILY FATHER i am so unworthy of all u have done please pour out the same with my loveones that suffer!!! open thier eyes , fill thier hearts, and hold them close to YOU so they know what paths to take, keep them safe from the evil that’s always after them and me!!! send YOUR angels out and surround them with YOUR LOVE in JESUS name Amen!!!

  • Alan

    Amazing isn’t it how God can use the faith story of one woman to change an entire village, that’s the impact of life change when Jesus heals our hearts.

  • Nicole Williams

    I stand with you in prayer Felecia, in the might name of Jesus, amen.

  • Lea

    I want to be like Jesus when he said, “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”

  • Lori Hofferber

    Thank you Pastor Kerry.

  • Diane

    When I was divorced way back in 1973, I lived in guilt and condemnation, feeling that God could never forgive my adultery and shame. Then, although I had heard the story of the woman at the well many times before, without it sinking in, God made it become real to me, and I realized that He had found ME in a deep pit, or a “well”, and was ready to lift me out. I’ve been praising and thanking Him ever since. He gave me a second chance at being a good wife, and my “new” husband and I have been married 36 years, and loving one another more each day!! Our sin is never too big for our BIG GOD !!!

  • Elizabeth O’Dell

    Thank you for this Healing Study today Pastor Kerry. I thought about what Jesuse said, when he said unless, you people see miraculous signs and wonders,you will never believe. That hit home. And now I know that God makes us stronger through our hard times with life’s little burps that occur and we just have to stand strong and believe that Jesus is our Lord of Lords and our mighty Savior and Healer. God is always with us and nothing is to big for him to take care of. Just believe and have faith and lean on our Lord.

  • Jeannette

    Lea I totaly agree with you! i had to stop and read it again to help soak that in:) awsome! 1 Peter 2:21 says- To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
    we know that through Him we are not our own! Praise the LORD
    have a blessed day in HIM:)

  • Jenny

    Lord, I lift Susie in prayer today. Give her the strength to battle these illnesses and bless her with healing so that she may be the mother she longs to be and daughter you created her to be. For you ARE the almighty healer. THank you for sending your son to live among us so that we may be blessed for eternity. Thank you for leading Pastor Kerry in this teaching, we all enjoy it so much. Amen

  • Jeannette

    oh i had to study further on that- the ‘nourishment’ about which Jesus was speaking was his spirtial nourishment, It includes more than Bible study, prayer , and attending chuch. Spiritual noursihment also comes from doing God’s will and helping to bring his work of salvation to completion. We are nourished not only by what we take in but also by what we give out for God. In 17:4 Jesus refers to completing God’s work on earth- I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

  • Woodlands Church

    @wayne praise God for the healing of your brother!

  • Woodlands Church

    @jerry so glad to hear that your father is doing well

  • Woodlands Church

    @diane thanks for sharing your story

  • Jess

    My Nourishment comes from doing the Will of GOD…

  • AJ

    Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

    Got to thinking – sometimes we’re parched and keep looking for solutions, direction, some semblence of hope – water so to speak; we search all around us, sometimes finding a drop, drizzle or a muddy stream – but the answer’s always with Jesus – the holy spirit’s spring rages within us – all we have to do is take a big sip !! Cheers to Jesus ! God bless !!

  • Bonnie Oliphant

    God is are all in all,Jesus gives us living water from unlimited supply for our day to day life,then the woman tells the whole town about her saviour. Next he meets another need to a dying child and gave his child life.He truly is the greatest Dr. for us to spend time with to meet all our needs,He is the living water that has an endless supply.

  • Mary

    This is so meaningfull,the way you have set this all up for us to
    do every day.Thank you Pastor Kerry; I’ve never done a study this
    way, and can’t wait for the next day to hear your remarks and read & learn what God has to say. It seems to sink in better than
    when I try to do it on my own. The book of John is so rewarding.

  • Dewana Harding

    There are so many people who question why there is sickness and why do good people die horrible deaths. “How can a God let something like this happen?” Sometimes we question this because we want to blame someone for the things that happen to us or others. My mom won the battle with colon cancer a little over a year ago and now she is battling lung cancer. I think that when love ones come close to meeting our maker, that we at times get closer to him. Unfortunately, when things don’t work out like the way we wanted and they pass, we curse him. We all have had times in our life that have tested our faith. Trust me when I say that my faith has been tested a lot these days. This walk means so much to me. I have a hole in my heart and he is what is missing. For those who have lost, I pray that you don’t curse God but cherish the memories of those that have gone back to him. Thank you Kerry for this passage. It has helped me with the sorrow and regrets in my life. God bless everyone.

  • Sherry

    I love when Jesus says: “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

  • Bethany Burghoff-Lainhart

    Spot on today! So much healing is needed and we pray. Thank you Lord for the healing and the rest in between allowing us to give you all the glory and works.

  • Mr. Worthy

    Heal my inner monologue Jesus! Wipe these nasty thoughts out! Clenz me with your holy water. Fill my mind with Holy thoughts!

  • Ericka

    I have been trying to heal myslef from a broken heart. We loss our pregnancy back in August. I took the loss vary hard . I couldn’t get through it alone. Then I gave myslef to God. He has healed me and beyone. Today was a amazing beautiful day We found out we are pregnant . Thank you God

  • Bernadette Pena

    A week before Christmas this last year our daughter became real sick on us so quickly we had to take into texas childrens hospital,her heart rate was over 200, she was very dehydrated,her blood pressure was unstable,her fever was 104 and we couldnt get the diarrehea to stop..we went through over 30 diapers in two days..well she was admitted of course and through all the blood work and tests they couldnt find out what was wrong. That Sunday Richard and I went to church and prayed for our daughter to get well and come home before christmas. When we didnt show up that day with her everyone was asking..that same day they moved her to another floor since all of sudden that day she did so much better..she was wanting to eat and her blood pressure was stable,her fever was gone and her heart rate was normal again and then two days later she came home and they found the cause of it all..I believe that Jesus did heal our daughter and answered all our prayers…Thank You Jesus for being there for me and my family!

  • John M.

    God’s will is for us to be obedient disciples. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. I love v.38 “I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.” Let’s go get ‘em!

  • John M.

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

  • John M.

    Congrats Ericka! Thanks for sharing God’s blessing in your life!

  • John M.

    I find it absolutely fascinating talking to an empty chair. I would love to hear others impressions on “pulling up the empty chair” and talking with Jesus. It’s a gut check on how to have a meaningful, intelligent conversation with your Lord and Savior. Very tough to do and I am loving every minute of it.

  • Connie

    Yes indeed, praise God.

  • Connie

    “It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” How beautiful to have the Spirit within you. Keep it with you always to lift you above the turmoils of life.

  • Dera

    I am desperate for that living water like the Samaritan woman. Lord make me I no longer look to people, jobs, food, alcohol for satisfaction. I want to depend on God for my everything. I pray that if it truly takes 21 days to develop a habit, then to love and obey the Lord is the best habit to keep.

  • Jimmy Rife

    I’ve learned over the past year of being reborn that with faith in Christ, you can heal mentally and physically. I pray for family members and friends who were going through these situations and prayers were answered. Even though some of the answers were “NO”, He has given me strength to understand that there is a purpose for the answer.

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