Bible Story: Healing the Sick Woman(Mark 5:24b-34)
Lesson Aim: To challenge children to reach out to Jesus with their unsolvable problems.
Intro : It takes faith to trust Jesus and to know that He has the power to change your situation. Jesus wants to have you come to Him with your troubles and burdens and show faith that you believe in Him and in all He can do for you. Nothing is too big or too small to share with God. Let’s look at how the woman showed her faith in Jesus.
Where was Jesus going when the woman reached out to touch His clothes? (To heal Jairus’ daughter.) Jesus was on the way to save a child’s life, yet He took the time to wait for the woman to come forward and talk with Him. How does this show Jesus cares about our feelings as much as He cares about the miracles? How does this show there is no problem too small for Jesus? How does this encourage you to reach out to Jesus even when your problem seems small compared to the problems of others?
How did Jesus know someone had touched Him? (Some power had gone out from Him.) What did Jesus do that showed He wanted to talk with the one who reached out to Him? (He kept looking and asking who touched Him.) When the woman realized Jesus was not going to stop looking for her, what did she do? (She fell at His feet and told Him the whole truth.) Just as He did with the woman, Jesus is looking for you to come and tell Him everything. Since He knows everything, why do you think Jesus wants you to tell Him about your feelings and your needs?
How many years had the woman been going to doctors for healing? (12 years.) Just as the woman had been trying for 12 years to improve her situation, some of you may have waited a long time for healing, for a problem to be solved, or for hard times to be over. It takes faith to trust Jesus that He has the power to change your situation.
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