Friday, June 13, 2014

milking stool meetings: john 4

Another week of bible study and another chapter down. How's it going for you girls?

Our homework for next week will reading John 5. The note taking part is going to be the same way we did this one, but with a focus on making our spin-offs applicable to our lives now. The bible is full of truth is as beautiful and lovely today as it was thousands of years ago -it's just a matter of working through the application.

Here's sample notes for you from John 4:

This week might be a little bit more challenging but you can do it. It might be easier using some of these techniques:

1. Relation - look at the relationships among Jesus and his disciples or the people he's talking to. How can the actions in those moments be related to your life? (think about the way Jesus talked with the Samaritan woman in John 3)

2. Direction - we know that each story is going to point towards Jesus but how. (think John 1 and the difference in how Jesus points and John points)

3. Circumstance - the happenings in each chapter are important because they're settings in which Jesus taught or performed miracles or revealed himself. (think to John 2 with the water into wine at the wedding)

4. Repetition - notice what's being emphasized over and over again. Like our parents and our teachers, the bible repeats things over and over again to place an emphasis on importance. (think about Christ's constant revelation of himself as the One they're all waiting for)

Verse of the week: 
 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him 
who sent me and to finish his work."
-John 4:34

Here are some lovely links to encourage you as you celebrate your fathers and our Father this weekend: 

A beautiful prayer for the week. (Annie Wiltse)

A blog post about pointing, pointing, pointing in graceful, gentle ways. (Wetherills Say I Do)

This song. It's intoxicating and beautiful. (Antioch Worship)

And finally, our Facebook group for y'all who haven't yet joined! 

This week I encourage you to bite off a piece of His work and pursue it, be nourished by the purpose for your life in it, enjoy the challenge of doing Him justice. 


  1. A) you're just the coolest and I love how much you love Jesus.
    B) I love the discussion of opportunity. I think it's so true that we sometimes have to minister to ourselves and give ourselves the chance to rest our souls for that.
    C) Business does not equal holiness. If we are too busy, we can forget to seek Jesus first. We can't be so constantly seeking people and expect to be with Jesus. Pursue Jesus first, ministry next, and allow yourself to take a break in order to reconnect.
    D) Let's be friends.

  2. I love how you write your notes. And that song is amazing!

  3. Melissa McMurchyJune 13, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Love how you tie all this together. So this coming week are we using John 4 again? I didn't see or hear the new chapter anywhere so was just curious??

  4. I love all of this. I really want to part take next week. Would it be okay to just jump in? I know you have a timeline, but I'm new here. ha.

  5. I'm playing catch up now but the good news is that I'll be traveling this weekend and beginning of next week to chaperone a youth trip, so I'll have plenty of down time during travels to dive into this chapter. Thank you for leading this! I can't wait to share next week :)

  6. Thank you so much! The trip has been a wonderful and exhausting trip. But wonderful- it's glorious to see God work in these kids lives.


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