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RLS Chapel Devotion, April 28, 2017 - St. John 4:28-38

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Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Pastor Westgate

The disciples were surprised. Jews didn’t have anything to do with Samaritans. It wasn’t because their blood wasn’t the same as theirs. It’s because their religion wasn’t quite the same. They just used the 5 books of Moses, and they’d edited those too! To make it worse, they claimed they were supposed to worship somewhere other than Jerusalem.

It was lunchtime. Jesus needed to eat. Or so His disciples thought. They had gone to buy some food, so now it was time to eat. But He wasn’t hungry. He had eaten other food. Perhaps you know the feeling? You get so much into whatever you’re doing that you forget to eat and don’t feel hungry!

What is Jesus’ work? His food is to do the will of Him Who sent Him and to accomplish His work. We’ve heard about Him doing just that this past month. The Father sent His Son to die for us and to rise again. He sent Him to win forgiveness and pardon for all our sins. That’s what He did. He was punished for all your sins. He rose to life to tell you God declares you innocent of all the wrong you’ve done.

He’s been doing that work ever since. The story of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection has been told throughout the world now for about 2000 years. It’s been told by people just like you and me ever since: the faithful women, Jesus’ Apostles, preachers like Dr. Luther, down to me and your teachers and so many more today. You will get to talk about Jesus with others too. When you do, focus on this: His Death and Resurrection.

That’s what talking about Jesus is all about. It’s about what He did for you 2000 years ago. It’s a message that’s for you when you’re in school. It’s a message that will be for you when you’re all grown up. It’s a message for you no matter where your family came from. Jesus died and rose for you!

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