Jesus is often called a “Saviour,” and rightly so. The exact phrase “Saviour of the world” occurs twice in the New Testament.
A saviour is a rescuer, a redeemer. This idea is connected to salvation which means being “rescued from some calamity.” But what does Jesus save us from? What was the original context that gave rise to this well-known phrase? What can we learn from it in an age of extreme individualism when (many people) are less tethered to God, their communities, and their families?
The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—an in-depth look at John 4:27-42. It’s the second part of the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. It covers the impact of his prophetic insight on this particular woman (and the townspeople), Jesus’ special “food,” and a discussion about the broader implications of what it means to have a Saviour.
I take us through the text line-by-line, and provide some suggestions about how we might think more comprehensively about Jesus as Saviour in our lives today.