Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night – 我夜间的歌曲

My Song In The Night – 我夜间的歌曲 
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Day 40

Bearing Witness Fruitfully

Text: John 4:39-42

BEARING WITNESS FRUITFULLY

The Samaritan woman had done her part well in bearing witness for the Lord. Jesus had been right to anticipate the arrival of the Samaritans. There was going to be a rich harvest of souls.

ONE GROUP OF SAMARITANS

There was a group of Samaritans who came to faith because of the testimony of the Samaritan woman.

“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, ‘He told me all that I ever did.’” (John 4:39)

1. Many of the Samaritans believed in Him

a) Samaritans and Jews did not get along well at all.
b) But “many of the Samaritans believed” in Jesus as the Messiah.
c) And the reason why they would even consider hearing Jesus was because of her testimony.
d) Her testimony was a simple but profound one- “He told me all that I ever did.”
e) Jesus displayed powerfully moving characteristics:
i) He had Divine power to know so much about the Samaritan woman without being informed.
ii) He showed Divine mercy for He had not condemned her.
iii) He showed Divine grace by offering her the gift of living water that leads to everlasting life.
f) Who but the True Messiah could do all of the above?

2. An invitation extended

a) The Samaritans had invited Jesus to visit their city (John 4:40).
b) Jesus graciously accepted their invitation.
c) He stayed in the Samaritan city for two days.
d) This was almost unheard of- that a famous Jewish Rabbi would stay in a Samaritan city!

3. Many more believed

a) As the Samaritans listened to the teachings of Jesus their hearts must have been deeply moved.
b) They too came to faith in Jesus and were granted everlasting life.
c) They had heard the word of salvation from Jesus Himself.
d) They too were convinced that Jesus was indeed the Messiah.

4. Their word to the Samaritan woman

“Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” (John 4:42)

The ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ was indeed highly successful in Samaria and it all began with one individual!

经文:约翰福音4:39-42

有成效地为主作见证

撒玛利亚的妇人已尽本分地为主作见证。撒玛利亚人的到来正如耶稣所预测的。那将会有丰富的属灵收割。

一群撒玛利亚人

有一群撒玛利亚人因撒玛利亚的妇人的见证而信了耶稣。

“那城里有好些撒玛利亚人信了耶稣,因为那妇人作见证说:‘他将我素来所行的一切事,都给我说出来了。’”《约翰福音4:39》

1.许多撒玛利亚人信了耶稣

a)撒玛利亚人和犹太人根本不能融洽地相处
b)不过,“有好些撒玛利亚人信了”耶稣为弥赛亚
d)她的见证是他们会考虑听耶稣基督所要说的话原因
d)她的见证虽简单但深奥
“他将我素来所行的一切事,都给我说出来了。”
e)耶稣显示了极为感人的特性:
i)即使祂没预先被通知,却有神圣的大能来知道这么多关于撒玛利亚的妇人的事
ii)祂显示了神圣的怜悯,因为祂没有定妇人的罪
iii)祂通过赐给妇人能得到永生的活水而显示了祂神圣的恩典
f)除了真正的弥赛亚,还有谁能做到以上的一切呢?

2.一个邀请

a)撒玛利亚人邀请耶稣到他们的城里住下 《约翰福音4:40》
b)耶稣慷慨地接受了他们的邀请
c)祂在撒玛利亚城里住了两天
d)一位著名的犹太人拉比(拉比,就是:夫子)竟然会住在撒玛利亚城里,这是从未听闻的!

3.信的人更多了

a)当撒玛利亚人在听耶稣的教训时,他们的心一定深受感动
b)他们也信了耶稣,并得到永生
c)他们从耶稣本身听到了有关救恩的话语
d)他们也相信耶稣的确是弥赛亚

4.他们对撒玛利亚的妇人的话

“现在我们信,不是因为你的话,是我们亲自听见了,知道这真是救世主。”《约翰福音4:42》

主耶稣基督在撒玛利亚的职事确实非常成功,而这都从一个人开始!