John Lesson 6 Day 4

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John Lesson 6 Day 4

Study of John 4:39-42

9.  Now we know that He is indeed the Savior of the world.

  • Many Samaritans from the village believed in Him.
  • They begged Jesus to stay with them.
  • Many more heard Jesus’ message and believed.
  • They believed not just because of what the woman told them. They heard Jesus for themselves.
  • “Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.”

10.  God’s plan for His witnesses

Acts 1:8; 8:4-8, 12

Just as the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus after He was baptized in water, He promises that Holy Spirit will also come upon His followers. We will receive power (ability, efficiency, and might*) when the Holy Spirit comes upon us. *Acts 1:8 AMPC

He commissions them and us to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, all of Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

As Jesus’ followers were scattered abroad, they preached the message about salvation in the kingdom of God through Jesus.

Deacon Philip went to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Jesus the Messiah to great crowds of people. As they heard him and watched the miracles and wonders he kept performing, they believed the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. They were baptized, both men and women. Acts 8:12

11.  a. Many believed

Many Samaritans in that city believed that Jesus was the Messiah because of the woman’s testimony.

She told them that this man called Jesus supernaturally knew her life history and still loved her.

At their request, Jesus stayed in their city two more days. Then many more believed because of they heard Him for themselves and said “This is indeed the Savior of the world.” from John 4:42

b. Jesus Movement and other revivals

I wrote in Day 3 about an outreach with our evangelistic team. I hope to join them again.

In 1968, my dad arranged to take a bus-load of young people from two local churches to a David Wilkerson Crusade. Dad was a music and youth pastor back then. In the weeks that followed, revival broke out in our youth group. A month later, we had more youth than adults in one evening service. Young people who usually attended other churches, were coming to our youth group and seeking God. Some of them hung out at our house. I remember one unplanned, all-night prayer meeting.

That revival caused quite a stir in our small community. Some of the parents were very upset.

As often as they could, my parents took my brother and I wherever they heard God was moving. We met students from Asbury College (now Asbury University) where “a routine, 50-minute chapel service lasted 185 hours, non-stop, 24 hours a day. It continued intermittently for weeks.”

Several of those students became good friends with my parents. They stayed with us for a while, and revival broke out at our new church. That youth group went from about fifteen to fifty.

In 2022, Asbury University again experienced revival. Because of social media, people from many states flocked there including several of my friends. This year (September 2023) revivals have already been reported on the campuses of Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, Baylor University, and Indiana Wesleyan. Thank you, Lord!

My answers to BSF study questions on John Lesson 6 Day 4 ~ Study of John 4:39-42