13th October 2019.

This week Stephen took a break from our series on the book of Revelation to talk about when Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, looking at a number of ways to view this encounter.

“In ancient Israelite society women did not initiate divorces. Five husbands could have died of sickness, killed by bandits, perished in war or divorced her because of infertility. Jesus stated that she lived with a man that was not her husband and many assume that means the woman cohabitated with her boyfriend, but that is not a fact. Because she needed help, she could have lived with her distant relative or in some other undesirable arrangement in order to survive.”

During the preach, Stephen shared a video made by Justin Welby talking about his depression. You can view the video here: https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/It-s-not-a-disgrace-to-suffer-from-mental-ill-health-Justin-Welby-shares-his-experience-with-depression