What To Do With Cynicism


Getting Close to God – Part 2 of 3

John 4:4-10,16-24

Pastor John Fanous

March 9, 2008


Jesus’ anger was directed toward religious ___________________

“You hypocrites….!”

” Your hearts are far from me.” Matthew 15:8 (NIV)

“Inside there is nothing but greed and selfishness.” Mt 23:25 (CEV)

” You’re like tombs that have been whitewashed.” Mt 23:27 (CEV)

“Outside you look good, but inside you are evil…” Mt 23:28 (CEV)

“You are snakes! A family of poisonous snakes!” Mt 23:33 (NCV)

Your Challenge:

Get to know the __________________ Jesus!

“You are a Jew,” she replied, “and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink of water when Jews and Samaritans won’t have anything to do with each other?” John 4:9 (CEV)

“He replied, ‘If you only knew what a wonderful gift God has for you, and who I am, you would ask me for some living water!'” John 4:10 (The Living Bible)


1. Read the _____________________

“Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write a careful account for you…” Luke 1:1-3 (NLT)

2. Get to know ______________________ followers of Jesus

“Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21 (The Living Bible)


“‘I have no husband,’ she replied. Jesus said to her, ‘You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.'” John 4:17-18 (NIV)

Your Challenge:

Express your ______________________ to God

Moses: “I am your servant, Lord, so why are you doing this to me? What have I done to deserve this?” Numbers 11:11 (CEV)

David: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Psalm 22:1 (NLT)

Ask God, “How have You been ___________________ me?


_______________ your friends and family who don’t know Jesus

to experience what He is doing in your life.

“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?’ They went out of the town and were coming to him.” John 4:28-30 (ESV)

Our opportunity to do this: ________________________