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Creating Curiosity

Creating Curiosity

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  1. Creating Curiosity John 4

  2. Jesus and the Samaritan woman • John 4:1-7, Challenges in sharing the message • Complete stranger • A man (cultural barrier) • A Samaritan (v. 9)

  3. Hard cases in our own lives? • The very worldly • The immoral • The very religious (false religion)

  4. The Results of the Conversation • John 4:28-30 • John 4:39-42

  5. What did Jesus do?He created curiosity. • V. 7-9, because He talked to her at all. • V. 10-14, He intrigues her with His claim. • V. 15, she is still thinking physical • V. 16-18, He calls her out for her immorality.

  6. What did Jesus do?He created curiosity. • V. 19-20, She changes the subject. • V. 21-26, Jesus reveals the truth she needs.

  7. We need to create curiosity. What often happens to religious discussions? • Defenses come up. • Minds close. • Truth seeking stops and argument winning starts.

  8. How do we create curiosity? • Be godly.

  9. Be godly. • Our lives should stand in stark contrast to the world around us. • Matthew 5:13-16 • 1 Peter 2:9, 4:4; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 3:15

  10. How do we create curiosity? • Be godly. • Be kind.

  11. Be kind. • Galatians 5:22-23 • Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; • Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

  12. How do we create curiosity? • Be godly. • Be kind. • Ask good questions.

  13. Ask good questions. • The defensive study – ever had one? • Give people the opportunity to explain their positions based on the Bible.

  14. Be Saved Tonight! • Believe – John 3:16 • Confess – Matthew 10:32-33 • Repent – Luke 13:3 • Be baptized – Mark 16:16 • Be faithful – Revelation 2:10