Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
September 7, 2008
Now all these things
happened unto them for ensamples:
In the Gospels "FOR" Us?
and they are written for
our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Remember, the Gospels are still in the Old Testament
Gospels are not TO us!
However, there is plenty within the Gospels FOR us!
from the Gospels that are misapplied today!
Gospel of John
therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and
baptized more disciples than John,
Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3: He left
Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
They thought Jesus
did the baptizing.
to add to the rumour mill that Christians are so famous for!
Testimony of a Prostitute
4: And he
must needs go through Samaria.
Is this Samaritan
lady at the well a Gentile lady?
Is Samaria a Gentile
** and '______'
= Jewish flavour!
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to
the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with
his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me
his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a
Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have
no dealings with the Samaritans.
answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it
is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him,
and he would have given thee living water.
Because they were
Gentiles? No - see II Kings 17:24-41
There were a mixed
race of Jews and 'others.'
Sure, the Samaritans
were despised by the Jews, but not just because they were 'foreigners.'
When they called
Jesus a Samaritan, they were trying to slander Him (John
Of ten lepers
who were healed, only the Samaritan returned to give thanks (Luke
Jesus had to command
later that the Gospel be carried to the Samaritans (Acts
Peter and John
were geared to go to the 'Circumcision.' Acts
8:14 - Now
when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the
well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well,
and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing
up into everlasting life.
woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither
come hither to draw.
Again, not to
any Gentile context today!
Why do folks try
so hard to make these Gospels apply to us today?
Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou
hast well said, I have no husband:
For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband:
in that saidst thou truly.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem
is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall
neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation
is of the Jews.
the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
'We' could easily
be including her in the 'we.'
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the
woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith
to the men,
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this
they went out of the city, and came unto him.
to others was the Jewish testimony, NOT the one Paul preaches and teaches
to us today.
Many did believe
Would she be a
Gentile telling Jews especially that He was the Christ?
In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and
to finish his work.
for Harvest Today?
Jesus then passed
this work onto Paul
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold,
I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are
white already to harvest.
he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:
that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
To the Great Commission
plan, not to us today.
Acts 4:4 -
We are in times
of apostasy today, not fields ripe for harvest!
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured,
and ye are entered into their labours.
many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the
woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
Corinthians 3:64-9 - For while one saith,
I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then
is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as
the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave
the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he
that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and
he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according
to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's
husbandry, ye are God's building.
40: So when
the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry
with them: and he abode there two days.
sent others to Jesus Himself!
today should send folks to a Rightly Divided King James Bible - not just
And many more believed because of his own word;
And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for
we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the
Saviour of the world.
Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having
seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also
went unto the feast.
Miracle - often falsely 'imitated' in people's personal testimony today
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.
And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto
him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he
was at the point of death.
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not
nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Corinthians 1:22 - For the Jews require
a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed
the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying,
Thy son liveth.
Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said
unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said
unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea
We here this kind
of thing all the time these days. Wonders - miracles -God's working
- answer to prayer, etc. Gospel baloney!
And we all know
the falseness of this stuff, eh!