Here is the weekly lesson:
Bible Story: Healing the Paralyzed Man (Mark 2:1-12)
Aim: To challenge children to bring their friends to Jesus for healing of their bodies and souls.
Intro to Questions: Everyone needs Jesus. We need to know His teachings in our own lives. Some of us need healing in our bodies, but everyone needs God’s forgiveness. Our sins separate us from God. God’s forgiveness is healing for our souls - the part of us that lives forever. His forgiveness brings us close to God again. Let’s talk about how God’s forgiveness and healing is revealed in the passage.
- What did the teachers of the Jewish law accuse Jesus of doing? (Blaspheming.) Blasphemy is being disrespectful to God. They accused Jesus of being disrespectful by falsely claiming to be God. Jesus asked them which the bigger miracle was: healing the man’s body or forgiving the man’s sins. How would you have answered?
- Why did Jesus say He healed the man’s body? (He did this miracle to show the teachers He had authority from God to forgive sin.)
- Do you have a friend who needs healing? Do you have a friend who doesn’t know God’s forgiveness? Let’s talk about ways we can bring our friends to Jesus. (Examples - Pray for them, invite them to church or an event that focuses on Jesus, tell them Bible stories about Jesus, love them as Jesus does, tell them what Jesus has done for you.)
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