Next Gathering is Saturday, January 19th, 8:45 - 10:45am
2612 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215
Why The Well?
This name is based off of the story of Samaritan woman who met Jesus at Jacob’s well near Sychar. (John 4)
What can we learn from John's story?
Jesus defies cultural norms and enters land filled with a people group considered to be "un-clean/defiled" by Jews, who place cleanliness and righteousness as the upmost importance. Jesus cares for women. Because he cares, he again defies cultural norms and speaks to a woman, but not just any woman, a Samaritan woman. But not just a woman who was a Samaritan woman, but a woman who has had five husbands and is currently in a relationship that is immoral. (This woman had THREE "cultural woes" against her.) Jesus doesn't condemn, but challenges this woman to something greater. "The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him." Jesus reveals himself as the Messiah to a woman. He doesn't consider her position as lesser or view her as unworthy. He meets her where she is and intentionally tells her who he is. The woman left in a hurry to tell others the Good News. "And many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony."
At SDCC, as we thirst, we remember that none of us are too “messed up” to drink of the Living Water that God has for us. Salvation, the Living Water, is a gift for us. No one is too far gone to receive it and no one is too good to be able to earn it. Once we've tasted this salvation, we, like the Samaritan woman, can drop all that we're doing and hurry to tell others the news of Jesus. God will use our voices to change hearts.
As SDCC Women's Ministry exists to equip and empower women (members and non-members) to glorify God, making disciples for the shalom of the community, city, and world, we can remember the well near Sychar and know that Christ cares for the woman, he reveals himself to the woman, and he will use the woman to make a great impact in the community and for the Kingdom.