Read John 4:1-14 from a child-friendly Bible.
Water is the one thing we cannot live without. You can live weeks without food, but only days without water. Water is the most basic thing we put into our bodies.
Jesus said, "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" John 4:14.
However, Jesus is not talking about water from a tap, he is referring to Spiritual
When we trust in Jesus and receive the Gift of Faith, we receive Jesus, he is the Living Water, our most basic Spiritual need. We then must share this gift with other spiritually thirsty people. We do this by telling them about Jesus, about his great love and forgiveness. Jesus, the Living Water, is the best gift you can give to someone! Jesus didn't die on the cross and rise from the dead, just so we can go to heaven. No, once we've received the gift of faith, we are to do good to others. Jesus said that even the smallest kindness, such as giving a cup of water to someone, is important in God's kingdom and will be rewarded (Matthew 10:42).
Establish a large playing area. You'll need two buckets of water, two ladles or cups, two smaller empty buckets. Put the ladles into the larger buckets of water and place them at one end of the playing area. Place the smaller empty buckets at the opposite end, next to the start line. Have players divide into teams and line up at the start position.
How To Play
At the go, first player on each team races to the larger bucket of water, fills the ladle (or cup) with water, and then races back to the start line to pour the water into the smaller bucket. Players hand off the ladle to the next player in their team lines. Play continues in this manner until the smaller bucket is filled. (You might draw a line on the inside of the smaller bucket to show when it is full.) The first team to fill their bucket is the winner.
Copyright 2003 Sarah A. Keith
If you like this game idea, then you'll love the other ideas in Spirit Gifts--An Introduction For Children On Spiritual Gifts.
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