This is our last week on the Miracles of Jesus! (next week look out for fun and games)
This week we are looking at Jesus healing the blind man
Here is the link to the video again if you haven’t watched it or want to watch it again. (please be aware it is not suitable for younger children)
Here is a bingo sheet you can use while watching it, see if you can shout bingo first!
What is the difference between an illusion like the street magician performed and a true miracle? A true miracle is a supernatural act performed by the power of God.
These are some videos of the same story but shorter versions
Our SuperTruth for today is, “Jesus is my healer.”
Have you ever experienced Jesus’ healing power in your life?
More than 700 years before Jesus was born, the Prophet Isaiah predicted that the Messiah—the promised Saviour of the world—would come and perform miracles.
Do you have any friends or relatives who moved away for a long time and then came back to visit? Did you have a hard time recognizing them? Did they grow taller or act differently? Do you think this will happen when we come out of lockdown !!!!???!!!
This won’t happen with Jesus! Our SuperVerse in Hebrews 13:8 says: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Back in Bible times, Jesus healed many people and performed so many miracles. He hasn’t changed! He still heals people today! Isn’t it wonderful that there is someone you can always count on, no matter what? Jesus is the same now as He was in the Bible.
Psalm 103:3 says He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases
Jesus is more powerful than Satan and anything that can hold people down—including every kind of sin, and our own fears. Jesus doesn’t want anything to hold us back from freely loving Him, worshiping Him, and serving Him! When Jesus began His ministry, He quoted from Isaiah.
Isaiah 61:1: The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon Me, for the LORD has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.
Jesus will set us free from whatever holds us captive; all we need to do is ask Him and have faith in His Word!
God is the source of all healing. He can use doctors, medicine and hospitals to heal people, but He is the One who heals us.
Our SuperTruth says: “Jesus is my healer.” So let’s pray for people right now who are sick.
Dear Lord, we come together today to pray for ___________. Jesus, we praise You that You still heal today, just as You did in Bible times when You walked on Earth! We ask You now to touch these people and heal them by Your miraculous power and authority. Please remind us to pray for them, and show us how to talk to them about You or how to invite them to church. In Your name we pray, Amen.
(If children ask why people are not healed sometimes, see suggested discussion below).
Why isn’t everybody healed? Sometimes when we pray, it may seem as if our prayers are not being answered the way we would like. This does not mean that God hasn’t heard our prayer or will not heal someone. Sometimes we need to be patient, and “keep on asking,” as the Bible tells us in Luke 11:9. Sometimes healing can be blocked by unbelief or unforgiveness. And sometimes we just don’t know why someone is not healed. Yet we should still trust God with all of our hearts, because He loves us and He loves the people we pray for. The Bible promises that God heals all of our diseases. Psalm 103:3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my disease.
The Bible also tells us to pray in faith for people to be healed. James 5:16b: Pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Here is a word pattern that you can print off and cut up to do with your child (jigsaw)
https://pin.it/6syBwGq Find a colouring in page here.