Chance Encounter? Not a Chance!

Passage:John 4:3-41

Preacher: Ben Phillips

In John chapter 4 Jesus has a 'chance encounter' in Samaria, which turns into a very intriguing conversation with an outcast woman by the well of a nearby town. In this passage Jesus very intentionally breaks down ethnic, gender, and worship boundaries. This gives us as His followers pause to ask what ethnic and gender boundaries are still an issue today? But addressing these issues of justice requires that we not have a feeble view of sin: any treatment of ethnic and gender barriers contrary to God's law must take into account the sin which causes them.