THEME: GIFT OF GOD
TEXT: JOHN 14:1-14
MEMORY VERSE: JOHN 4: 26 "Jesus said unto her,
'I speak unto thee Am I." (NIV)
Water is one of the essential needs of life. It is used for various things – drinking, cooking, washing of
clothes, etc. It is even said that water forms about 75 per cent of the world. Jesus, by divine
arrangement, passed by the well in our text on His way from Judea to Galilee. The well was situated at a
place called Sychar (Suchar or Shechem) where He met Samaritan woman who wanted to draw water
from the well but was waiting for the well to be opened. Jesus asked her to give Him water to drink. This
question led to a dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman whose life Jesus revealed to her as
In verse 9 of the text, the woman asks: "How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me which am a
woman of Samaria? "Jesus answered" If Thou knewest the gift of God, and it is that saith to thee Give
me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him and He would have given thee living water." What are the
gifts of God? (i) Jesus Christ (ii) Holy Spirit (iii) Spiritual gifts (iv) Eternal life (v) Ministers of God (vi)
Divine gifts (vii) Grace (viii) Living water (ix) God's word (x) the glory of God (xi) Peace (xii) the bread of
life (xiii) Holy Spirit (xiv) Jesus Christ (xv) Spiritual gifts – prophecy, teaching, speaking in tongue, etc.
Have you any of these gifts? How are you using them for the edification of the body of Christ? There is
nobody who has no gift. Some have as many as possible but it is not the possession of the gift that
matters but how the gifts are used. The woman in this text has the gift of evangelism which she
effectively used. Whatever gift you have, Beloved, use it well for the glory of God. You will give account
of your stewardship before the Lord on the Day of Reckoning.
HYMN: EMHB 339 – COME, O THOU TRAVELLER UNKNOWN,
PRAYER: Beloved Son of God, while on others Thou art calling, do not pass me by.