Updated: May 26, 2020
Come join Veteran SGT Steve McFarland TONIGHT's "Healing Through Faith" addition of Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Community Services.
TONIGHT's Topic: "Black Sheep"
We have all known a black sheep, someone who just didn't seem to "fit-in" with the group, and that black sheep may look back at you in the mirror every morning. Black sheep and misfits are cousins, and sometimes you can't tell them apart. Black sheep aren't "bad" people, they just march to beat of a different drummer, a drummer no-one else can hear. The Samaritans were the black sheep of the Israelite community.
Most Jews detoured around Samaria when traveling from Judea to Galilee by crossing the Jordan River twice, but Jesus took the western route through Samaria. The Samaritans were much more lax about their ritual-purification so the Jews considered them “unclean“. The Samaritans had also intermarried more with the heathens around them during their captivities, so many Jews also considered them “half-breeds“. This is NOT to say that the Jews were really any more "racially-pure” than the Samaritans, because they weren’t. Even Jesus had four Gentile women in His ancestry, Tamar, Rahab Ruth and Bathsheba, and by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, a person was considered a Jew if either of their parents was a Jew, not just their father. To make matters worse, there was a running-dispute between the Jews and the Samaritans about where to worship God, Jerusalem or Mount Gerizim. All of this gave rise to the “bad-blood” between them. That was why most Jews refused to go through Samaria for any reason.
We are picking up where we left off last week, and to recap that session, Jesus, in traveling from Judea to Galilee, went the western-route through Samaria. He and His disciple had come into Sychar, where they stopped for a bite to eat and to rest awhile. It was there, at Jacob’s well, that He encountered a woman coming out to get some water. She had been married several times and was living with a man she wasn’t married to. She had met her long-awaited Messiah.
Had Jesus not chosen to minister to misfits like us, there would have been no salvation, but Jesus said "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) He came for us.
Warriors for Life Healing Through Faith – Tuesday (TONIGHT), 26 May 2020 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
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Veteran SGT Steve McFarland will be the Host TONIGHT and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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"Healing Through Faith!"
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