Bawb learns to love—even when it’s hard to do. Through this four-part series, preschoolers will see that Jesus wants us to love each other no matter what. This week we told the story of Jesus talking to the woman at the well, John 4:1-26.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Check out the story from week 1 of “Bawb Learns to Love”
ASK YOUR KID
What made the woman at the well happy? Jesus talked to her.
Who does Jesus want us to love? Each other
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: John 4:1-39
Jesus knew the parts of this woman that were hiding in the shadows. He knew about her five ex-husbands and the man back in her bed who was not her husband. He knew her darkness, and in grace and truth, he invited her to bring it to the light.
Jesus was intentional in his conversation with this woman. He was gentle and firm, leading her towards truth, but also letting her discover the truth on her own. He let her ask him more questions. She got to know him, and she soon realized that Jesus already knew her. She understood that he must’ve been the Messiah she had heard so much about. The One who was coming to rescue was all of a sudden right there; talking with her. “I who speak to you am he,” John 4:26.
Interacting with Jesus and listening to his truth changed this woman. It shattered her shame. She accepted the life and freedom that Jesus offered her, and then she ran off to tell the whole town about the goodness and truth she met in Jesus. John 4:39 tells us that “many Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus that day because of the woman’s testimony.” Her story was powerful.
This story reminds us that the painful, broken, and most shameful pieces of our lives are powerful statements of Jesus’ love for us when we allow him to bring them to light with his truth and then change us with his grace.
Is there a time in your life when you felt truth pull you towards something better? Maybe you had to make a difficult decision or turn away from something that wasn’t good. How did you respond?
Sharing our story and inviting people to see what Jesus is really like is called evangelism. Do you share your story? Do you believe your story has power? Do you tell others what Jesus is really like?
“Love each other,” John 15:12.
THE BIG PICTURE
Our preschool curriculum written for 3-5 year olds. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is a powerful, loving, and trustworthy friend who cares about us. They learn that God sent Jesus to save the world. In a large group format, preschoolers sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids play a Big Group Game, then transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope preschoolers learn through fun, and begin to understand who God is and how much he loves them.