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A Way to Evangelise

Rev. Tetteh-Annor Larbi | March 7, 2024 | John 4:7-9



“...Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” John 4:7 (NIV)



The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, depicted in our devotional text for today - John 4:7-9, illustrates a powerful example of Jesus' approach to evangelism. Despite cultural barriers and societal norms, Jesus initiates a conversation with her by simply asking for a drink of water. This seemingly ordinary request serves as a powerful demonstration of Jesus's intentional and relational approach to sharing the gospel. Rather than imposing his beliefs or preaching, Jesus begins with a genuine act of kindness and creates a space for dialogue, laying the foundation for a deeper spiritual conversation.


This passage challenges us to reexamine our approach to evangelism. Like Jesus, we are called to engage with others in a manner that is relational, respectful, and inclusive. Evangelism is not about winning arguments or imposing our views but about building meaningful connections and extending God's love to others. By following Jesus's example of starting with simple acts of kindness and genuine interest in others, we can create opportunities for authentic conversations about faith and share the transformative message of the gospel in a way that resonates with people's hearts and lives.


As we reflect on Jesus's interaction with the Samaritan woman, let us be inspired to emulate his style of evangelism. Let us actively look for ways to engage with others in genuine conversations, showing them the same love and grace that Jesus extended. Let us be intentional about building relationships, listening with empathy, and sharing the hope and truth of the gospel in a way that is relevant and meaningful to those around us. Through our humble and relational approach to evangelism, may God use us as vessels to bring others into a deeper relationship with Him.



Decide and determine to win someone today by acts of kindness and genuine interest in their welfare. Get interested in what interests people and through that build a relationship that can create an opportunity to share Christ with them.



Heavenly Father, l ask for your grace to share my faith with others by showing acts of kindness and care. Help me to learn from the examples of Christ Jesus. For your dear names’ sake. Amen.





DAILY word study: A DRINK The phrase "a drink" in John 4:7 (NIV) comes from the Greek word "πῖνον" (pinon), which is the accusative singular form of the noun "πόμα" (poma), which means "a drink" or "beverage." In this context, it refers to water from the well.

Jesus' request for a drink serves as a pretext for the deeper spiritual conversation that follows. It demonstrates Jesus' approachability and willingness to engage with people from different backgrounds, transcending cultural and social barriers.

This seemingly mundane interaction carries profound significance, as Jesus uses it to shift the focus from physical thirst to spiritual thirst. He uses the ordinary elements of daily life as a platform to convey deeper truths about the spiritual nourishment He offers—the living water that springs up to eternal life.


How can we follow Jesus' example of using everyday encounters as opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations about faith and offer the spiritual refreshment of Christ to those around us?

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