This week we’re looking at the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman, and what we can learn from him about raising people’s interest in his life-giving message. (You probably want to start with Monday’s short post to get the framework.)
Today, we see how Jesus models witness that creates intentional interactions.
2. Witness that creates intentional interactions
Take a look at Jesus’ strategy: he has a plan, and that plan is to engage in dialogue. He doesn’t just start by whipping out the two-ways-to-live pamphlet in his back pocket. (“In the beginning, God created us to live under his rule. Hey look, that’s me there, that little crown above the earth – not a great drawing, I know, but at least it’s an improvement on the ones in the Good News Bible.”) He doesn’t start with a pre-packaged presentation.