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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Jacob
    Are You greater than our father Jacob,
    who gave us the well, and drank from it himself,
    as well as his sons and his livestock?
    John 4:12
    The woman at the well asked Jesus if He was greater than Jacob. She was being sarcastic, assuming in her mind that Jesus could not be. Little did she know at the time that the answer to her question was yes! Even though Jesus came from the line of Jacob (Matthew 1:2), He is much Greater than Our Father Jacob because He is the Son of God. The woman learned that Jesus is the I AM (John 4:26) and that He indeed is “the Christ, the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). What are your questions about Jesus?
    Jesus, I believe You lived a perfect life and died a cruel death as a substitute for my sin. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God; but most importantly, I believe You are my personal Savior.
    The woman at the well didn’t understand what Jesus meant when He offered her living water (John 4:10). At first she tried to tell Jesus that He didn’t have a rope or bucket. When Jesus offered her water so that she would “never thirst” (John 4:14), she again was wrong, thinking it was physical water (John 4:15). When she properly understood that Jesus is not only Greater than Our Father Jacob but also the Messiah, she ran to tell others, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did” (John 4:29). Have you met Jesus in a personal experience, as did the woman at the well?
    Jesus, You have answered my questions, just as You answered those of the woman at the well. I will go tell others about You, just as the woman at the well did. Amen.
    Go Deeper: John 4:12-29, 39-42
    Because Jesus is Greater than Our Father Jacob, He can meet our needs.