This skit was written directly from the NASB version of John 4:1-28. This can be used in a class setting reading from the script or as a full skit in front of an audience with costumes and props. Use it along with your Sunday School or Children’s Church lesson. The more involved the children, the better they will grasp and remember this Bible story.
Suggested props would be: well, bucket, water pot
Characters: Narrator, Jesus, woman, disciples
The children are to act it out as it people are saying their lines in the script. The narrator gives direction when the characters aren’t speaking.
Narrator: Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea and went away again into Galilee. And He had to pass through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water.
Jesus (to the woman): Give Me a drink.
Narrator: For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Woman: How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?
Narrator: For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans
Jesus: If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Woman: Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?
Jesus: Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
Woman: Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.
Jesus: Go, call your husband and come here.
Woman: I have no husband.
Jesus: You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.
Woman: Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus: Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Woman: I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.
Jesus: I who speak to you am He.
Narrator: At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?” So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city.