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Woman of Samaria



“The Woman of Samaria” was given by Winslow Hutchin’s Bible class in 1917. She was a teacher at Albany College. A Samaritan woman came to draw some water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink of water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink of water,” (His disciples had gone into town to buy food.) The woman answered, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan–so how can you ask me for a drink?” (Jews will not use the same cups and bowls that Samaritans use.) Jesus answered, “If you only knew what God gives and who it is that is asking you for a drink, you would ask him and he would give you life-giving water. “Sir,” the woman said, “you don’t have a bucket, and the well is deep. Where will you get that life-giving water? It was out father Jacob who gave us this well; he and his sons and his flocks all drank from it. You don’t claim to be greater than Jacob, do you?” Jesus answered, “Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I give him will become in him a spring which will provide him with life-giving water and give him eternal life. “Sir,” the woman said, “give me that water! Then I will never be thirsty again, nor will I have to come here to draw water.” John 4:1-42

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