How did Jesus serve outcasts? 

John 4:28-29 – So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”

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The Samaritans were sexually confused, started a cult, and even sacrificed their children to demons who masqueraded as gods. While others walked around Samaria, God came to earth and went for a long walk to that very place. 
In the heat of the desert Jesus sat down at a well to have a conversation with a Samaritan woman, as John 4 reports. She was an outcast, married five times, and living with some guy who had taken advantage of her abused and confused state. Jesus was Jewish. The woman was Samaritan. Between these two groups was a war over worship. 
In the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, the Jewish exiles who had returned to Jerusalem began repairing and rebuilding the temple so they could worship God there. The Samaritans offered to help but were told that as godless idolaters who did not possess salvation, their assistance was unwelcome. 
Sitting with Jesus, the Samaritan woman asked Jesus the theological issue dividing their religions, races, and worship: Where should she go to worship God? Jesus’ answer changed the course of human history. Jesus declared an end to both Samaritan and Jewish worship, and instead favored worshipping in spirit and truth. Jesus speaks all this to a sole, sinful Samaritan woman. He knows her, and now she knows Him, so their eternal relationship begins. Stunned, she runs into town telling the good news of Jesus as one of the first and greatest evangelists in the entire New Testament, sparking a revival in Samaria.         
Have you ever felt like an outcast or that you didn’t belong or fit in? Be encouraged that during Jesus’ earthly ministry, He spent a lot of time with those who didn’t feel like they fit in.

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