Barriers and Bridges

The woman at the well appeared surprised to be approached by Jesus as she was a Samaritan and Jews did not have relations with Samaritans. As the longest documented conversation Jesus had with anyone continued, Jesus tore down barriers as she focused on division. For Jesus to approach her was unseen of at this time, … Continue reading Barriers and Bridges

Woman of Samaria aka Woman at the Well Lesson Outline

Reading John 4:4-42 Beyond the Text: Samaritans Samaria was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B.C. but was resettled by pagan people to replace the Israelites. “Each national group made its own gods in the several towns where they settled… They worshiped the LORD, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the … Continue reading Woman of Samaria aka Woman at the Well Lesson Outline