A brief overview for Sunday School teacher and Bible study leaders, of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of John 4:11-26, for Sunday, January 8, 2023, with the title, “But Whoever Drinks.” (A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at:
INTRO: I’ll be teaching the young adult SS class at First Baptist Angleton starting this week. Let me tell you how I plan to begin our class. We’re going to have a “welcome back to Sunday School” breakfast & snacks to open class, and as we eat, I’ll ask everyone: “As we start this New Year, what are some of your goals for 2023?” (You can call them “resolutions,” or some people don’t like that word; you can call them “commitments,” or “goals,” or whatever — but what are some things you feel like God wants you to do in 2023?) Have some ready to share personally, and ask your group to share as well.
(EX: I lost a bit of weight the last 3 months, and I’d like to continue that in 2023, and get down to my goal. I’d also like to emphasize reaching and discipling younger adults in our church — hence this class! — as well as reach out to some new neighborhoods that are being built here in Angleton.) That’s me — you share what’s on your heart, and let your group share theirs.
THEN you can say: these are all good goals, and God has some things in His word that should be goals for ALL of us. Our passage for today shows us one: that we should let God use us to reach out to people, like Jesus does here in John 4, in the story of the Samaritan Woman.
Now, many of you didn’t had class at all the last couple of weeks, because they were Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. So how do you handle our study of John in light of that? You have a couple of options:Continue reading