I'm sure a million sermons have been preached about Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well recorded in John 4. But I heard a sermon today at college which gave me a whole new outlook to it.
Read John 4:1-42 first.
Now read Genesis 24:10-27.
See if you can see the link and how amazing the encounter Jesus has with this women is. How amazing his ministry is.
Read how many social, sexual, racial, ethical and religious boundaries he breaks down in this experience.
Read how Jesus goes to the people and the places where others dare not go to take the good news.
Read how willing Jesus is to go to those who we look down on and ignore.
Will we really go where God sends us?
Or are we committed to peddle a middle class gospel?
The fields are ripe for harvest if only we would open our eyes and get rid of our prejudices.