From the Sermon: John 4:7-23
Preacher: Pastor Jon Needham
Scripture: John 4:7-23
This Sunday we read about the story of the woman at the well. Jesus spoke to her of her sin and offered her life. Did you know that Jesus knows every single one of your sins? And even knowing that, he loves you so much! Jesus’ priority is your joy and the eternal satisfaction of your soul - that’s why he wants you to repent of your sin. We are all thirsty for something in life, but our thirst will never go away until we drink the water of eternal life in Jesus Christ.
Family Discussion Questions:
- What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage? (Look back at your Sermon Notes for help remembering!)
- Did the Samaritan woman know and love God before talking to Jesus?
- How are we like the Samaritan woman and what does Jesus offer us as well?
- What does Jesus’ offer of salvation to the sinful woman teach us
about God’s love?
- Read John 4:28-30 and 39. What can we learn from the woman’s response to Jesus?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your normal routine, perhaps reading together around the table during a meal.
· There are five questions, each with a different theme. You can choose one night a week to go over all five, do a couple questions a few times a week, or discuss one question per day.
· Each question is meant to be a conversation starter. Model for your children how to answer these questions by sharing your own personal insights.
· Even if your conversations don’t go as planned, don’t be discouraged. ALL time spent talking about and reading God’s word is valuable!
· The more consistent you are in having these discussions, the more fruitful they will be. As this becomes part of your weekly rhythm, your kids will anticipate the questions and listen more attentively at church.
- Ecclesiastes 3:11a
- Jeremiah 2:13
- John 17:3
Use these additional scriptures as daily reading. These are also a great way to help your children learn to locate passages in the Bible.
Attribute of God:
GRACIOUS: God gives good gifts even though we don’t deserve them. He gives the gift of salvation, faith, life, family, the church, so many!
We focus on a new attribute of God each week to discuss as a family. Use this time to discuss who God is, answer questions the kids might have, and talk about what that week’s attribute means to each person in your family.
FAMILY: Pray for your current/future spouse as well as the future spouses of your children.
Each week of the month has its own prayer theme: Church, Family, Community and Repentance. Use these themes to show your children how to pray. It can be helpful to add this to an already existing routine like at bedtime or when you’re in the car together.
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing ye heavens and earth reply Alleluia!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection day, Alleluia!
Each month we highlight a different song for you to sing together. Singing is an integral part of worship! Singing as a family helps teach the kids how to worship at church, and as they learn more songs, they will be able to participate more on Sunday mornings. You can practice your songs in the car, at the dinner table, when you wake up, or at bedtime! You can also check out our playlist on Spotify and sing along with your favorite worship songs.
“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”
This is the same memory verse that the whole church is learning and it rotates monthly. Practice reciting it as a family each day at least once. Dinner time is a great opportunity to practice together.
New City Catechism:
Question 3: How many persons are there in God?
Answer: There are three persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.