Read John 4:7, 9-30
Take a moment now to think of a third person who you desire to get in front of the gospel on Easter at Covenant. When you have thought of that person’s name write it down somewhere you can keep it close.
Commit to praying for that person all this week.
It was high noon on a hot day. Jesus, tired from traveling, chose a sensible rest stop—Jacob’s well outside the town of Sychar—while waiting for his disciples to go into town for food. When our unnamed woman appeared with clay jar in hand, Jesus made a simple request: “Will you give me a drink?”
There are a couple issues with Jesus’ question. (1) Jews weren’t supposed to speak to Samaritans. (2) Men weren’t permitted to address women without their husbands present. And (3) rabbis had no business speaking to shady ladies such as this one.
However, Jesus was willing to toss out the rules, but our woman at the well wasn’t. Look at how she responds to Jesus…
“You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman,” she reminded him. “How can you ask me for a drink?”
The reason why this woman said this is because the woman was focusing on the law, but Jesus was focusing on grace.
Often times in our lives and our interactions with others, we don’t demonstrate grace. And because we don’t think about grace and demonstrating grace, we needlessly eliminate opportunities to get people in front of the gospel.
Christ followers need to be known as people of grace. Not only in our lives but in our interactions with others.
Think about the friend you are praying for this week. What is a way that you can demonstrate grace to them? How can you parlay that demonstration of grace into an invitation to be your guest on Easter at Covenant?
Take a moment now to pray for your friend or family member. Pray that God will give you an opportunity to demonstrate grace to them this week, and that it will lead to a conversation of invitation to be your guest for our Easter Worship Experience.