Featured Passage: John 4
After spending some time teaching in Judea, Jesus and the disciples headed home for Galilee. The shortest route to get there was to go through Samaria. Samaria had been in the land of the Kingdom of Israel before God allowed them to be taken into captivity by the Assyrians. The King of Assyria replaced the Israelites with people who mixed the worship of the true God with paganism (2 Kings 17:24-33). The Jews didn’t like the Samaritans and would usually travel many extra miles around Samaria to avoid meeting them–but not Jesus.
- Why was the woman at the well surprised that Jesus asked her for a drink of water? From whose well did the woman draw water?
- What did Jesus mean by “living water”?
- What did the woman do when she realized who Jesus was?
- Why do you think the disciples were surprised to see Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman?
- What did Jesus call His “food”?
- What is the work that Jesus was doing? What are some ways you can help do the work that Jesus is doing today?
“Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’”