Bible Texts:

 John 4:1-42


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Woman at the Well," Spark Story Bible, p.420

"The woman at the well” and “The water of everlasting life,”  DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.230-231


Children's Story Resources

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister

Rainbow fish has already given his shiny scales away to his friends. When a new fish arrives, Rainbow Fish and his friends don’t welcome the new comer until a bigger threat faces them all.   

How these stories are connected: When a dangerous shark appears, Rainbow Fish decides to risk everything to save the striped fish. The woman at the well poses a similar challenge for Jesus. What will his friends say when they return and find him speaking with her?


Questions about Rainbow Fish to the Rescue:  

     Why didn’t all the fish with the flashy scales want to play with the striped fish?

     How do you think the striped fish felt?

     Who helped the striped fish become friends with the other fish?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why did the woman who came to the well drop her bucket?

     What water did she really want? How did Jesus help her get that water?

     How do you know?


Questions about our lives: 

     Jesus offers living water to everyone. He says it is love that forgives and last forever.  How does

     Jesus help you love and forgive people?



Dear Jesus, thank you for teaching us how to be good friends with other people. Thank you for teaching us to love and forgive. Amen.