John 4:1-3 (Baptizing)

How many disciples have you made?


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Jesus knew the Pharisees had heard that he was baptizing and making more disciples than John
(though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did). So he left Judea and returned to Galilee. (John 4:1-3)

Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:20

Relate: At the end of Matthew sits one of the final, and one of the most famous, commands of Jesus. Normally it reads something like this: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” It looks in English like Jesus is using four verbs in this command: 1)Go, 2)Make Disciples, 3)Baptize, 4)Teach. But in reality there is only one verb: Make disciples. The other…

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John 4:7-8 (Position of Need)


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Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. (John 4:7-8)

Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 6:1 – 9:29

Relate: I don’t like being needy. Maybe it’s an American thing with our idealization of rugged individualism. Maybe its a guy thing. Maybe it is just me. I don’t like to be in need. I like to handle my own business. If I were to sit down with a shrink, he would probably have to say that it has something to do with insecurity. Do I consider myself insecure? No, not really, but there are areas in my life where I would definitely answer that “yes” more than others. When it comes to confidence to who I am in Christ, I am very secure. When…

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