John 4;4-26; Christ at the Well of Samaria; The Samaritans, both in blood and religion, were mongrel Jews, the posterity of those colonies which the king of Assyria planted there after the captivity of the ten tribes, with whom the poor of the land that were left behind, and many other Jews afterwards, incorporated themselves.

Christ at the Well of Samaria. John 4:4-26 4 And he must needs go through Samaria.   5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.   6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.   7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me Continue Reading

John 4:1-3; Christ’s Journey into Galilee; It was, more than any thing else, the glory of the land of Israel, that it was Emmanuel’s land, not only the place of His birth, but the scene of His preaching and miracles; This land in our Saviour’s time was divided into three parts: Judea in the south, Galilee in the north, and Samaria lying between them.

J O H N. CHAPTER 4 It was, more than any thing else, the glory of the land of Israel, that it was Emmanuel's land (Isa. viii. 8), not only the place of his birth, but the scene of his preaching and miracles. This land in our Saviour's time was divided into three parts: Judea in the south, Galilee in the north, and Samaria lying between them. Now, in this chapter, we have Christ in each of these three parts of that land. I. Departing out of Continue Reading

Four Portraits of Jesus

EZEKIEL 1: 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they each had the face of a man in front, and they four had a face of a lion on the right side, and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle [at the back of their heads]. [Amplified Bible]. It is noteworthy that the four faces of the living creatures as here described are symbolic of “the four portraits of Jesus” as given in the four Gospels. Continue Reading

He Touched Them

Matthew 17: 8 And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus only. Christ chose a secluded place upon the top of a mountain to be transfigured – He went apart – with his three witnesses, Peter, John and James observing from a distance. And His appearance underwent a change in their presence, and His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became white as light – His body appeared in weakness and dishonor Continue Reading