God’s Work

Doing God’s work

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God's Work
JOHN 4 BIBLE STUDY
John 4:27-30 Come, see a Man

John 4:31-35 God’s Work

John 4:36-42 Sow and Reap
JOHN 4:31-34  31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

What was Jesus’ food unknown to His disciples?
Doing the work of God the Father: “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work” (John 3:34).

What work of God the Father had Jesus been doing?
Evangelizing the Samaritan woman.

Why does Jesus call doing God’s work His “food” (John 4:34)?
Doing God’s work nourishes Him and gives Him energy. He looks forward to it, enjoys it, and can’t live without doing God’s work.

Is that your attitude toward doing God’s work, including evangelism?
 

JOHN 4:35  35 “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and then the harvest comes’? Look, I say to you, lift up your eyes and see the fields, for they are already white for harvest.

What does Jesus mean by, “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then the harvest comes’?”
Given the fertility of Israel, four months was the common time between planting and harvesting. Jesus is telling them that once the seed has been planted - i.e., the good news about Him has been shared - don’t assume that the hearers will need time to come to faith in Him.

What did His disciples see when they obeyed His command to “lift up your eyes and see the fields” (John 4:35)?
The Samaritans who “were coming to Him” (John 4:30) after just having heard about Him from the Samaritan woman and were “already white for harvest” (John 4:35).

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