July 25, 2017 Psalm 40:1-10, John 4, Psalm 40:11-17 (18)

Samaria was the capitol of the northern kingdom and was in the mountains of the west bank. John remarked that this was the second sign of jesus. When the northern kingdom was taken to Assyria they assimilated and the judeans resented that and destroyed their temples. It was probably the case that she was barren and no t a tramp. Women appeared to have a more prominent position than they did in the middle ages. It has continued to this day. Mohammad didn’t demand women cover up as they do today. Sandal talks about this issue of women in the church. Is verse 36 about heaven or the pleasant time. But isn’t this about the time that people were writing about virtual heaven and John was part of the virtual heaven. Feminization of the church started 200 years ago, says Mark. We also discussed strong women of the church in our lives. Our view of God (Jesus) have obviously changed from biblical times. We relies on metaphors to understand the Bible. The word Yahweh is used many times in john. The purpose of john is to accept the messiah and that he is the savior.