Today's bible teaching:The hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.

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John, Chapter 4 Vs 1-23

1* Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John2(although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples),*3he left Judea and returned to Galilee.

The Samaritan Woman.4He had to* pass through Samaria.5So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar,* near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.a6Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.

7A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."8His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.9* The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?"b (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)10* Jesus answered and said to her,c "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."11[The woman] said to him, "Sir,* you do not even have a bucket and the well is deep; where then can you get this living water?12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?"d13Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;14but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."e15The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water."

16Jesus said to her, "Go call your husband and come back."17The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus answered her, "You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband.'18For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true."f19The woman said to him, "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet.g20Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain;* but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem."h21Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.22You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.i23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;* and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.

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