John 4



This chapter highlights Jesus' interactions with individuals from different backgrounds, emphasizing the universality of his message. It also underscores the themes of living water, spiritual harvest, and the transformative power of belief in Jesus.


  1. Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-26): Jesus and his disciples travel through Samaria, where Jesus engages in a conversation with a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. He reveals that he is the Messiah and offers her "living water," a metaphor for eternal life. The woman is moved and leaves her water jar to tell others about Jesus.
  2. The Disciples' Concern (John 4:27-38): The disciples return and are surprised to find Jesus speaking with a Samaritan woman. Jesus uses this opportunity to teach them about the spiritual harvest, emphasizing that the fields are ripe for harvesting.
  3. Many Samaritans Believe (John 4:39-42): The Samaritans come to believe in Jesus after hearing the woman's testimony. They invite Jesus to stay with them, and he remains for two days. Many more Samaritans believe in him based on his teachings.
  4. Healing the Official's Son (John 4:43-54): Jesus leaves Samaria and arrives in Galilee. A royal official approaches him, seeking healing for his son who is gravely ill. Jesus tells him that his son will live, and upon returning home, the official finds his son has recovered, leading to the belief of his entire household.