Unit 22, Session 2: Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl

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Unit 22, Session 2: Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl

Jesus had just returned from the region of the Gerasenes, where He had healed a man with an unclean spirit. He crossed the Sea of Galilee and came on shore, where He was surrounded by a large crowd of people. News of Jesus’ teachings and healings was spreading, and people wanted to see Jesus. They wanted to learn from Him and be healed.

Jairus, a leader in the synagogue, came to Jesus in crisis. His daughter was at the point of death. Without Jesus’ help, she would surely die. Jesus went with Jairus, but as He walked, a woman in the crowd came up behind Him and touched His robes. She too was desperate for healing. The woman believed that Jesus’ power was strong enough to heal her even if all she did was touch His robes. Because she had faith, Jesus healed her.

Imagine Jairus’s devastation when he heard that his daughter had died. The people suggested that Jesus was too late to help her, but Jesus proved them wrong. He went to Jairus’s house and raised the little girl from the dead.

By healing the woman and raising the little girl from the dead, Jesus showed His power as the Messiah. Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save people from sin and death. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like His Son.

As you talk with your kids, point out that the woman and the father of the little girl came to Jesus in faith. They needed Jesus’ help, and they trusted in Jesus’ power to heal. After Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, He ascended to heaven. Even though Jesus is not physically on earth today, we can pray and ask God to heal people who are sick. Whether or not God grants physical healing, we can rest knowing that He brings ultimate healing through His Son, Jesus.


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Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl
 Mark 5

 

By healing the woman and raising the little girl from the dead, Jesus showed His power as the Messiah. Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save people from sin and death. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like His Son.


STORY POINT:

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KEY VERSE:

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BIG PICTURE
QUESTION:

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Family Discussion Questions:

  • Why did Jairus come to Jesus?
  • Why did the woman reach out and touch Jesus?
  • How did Jesus show His power?
  • Whom did the woman and Jairus have faith in?
  • How would you react if Jesus miraculously healed you?
  • How can we trust God when people we love are sick?
  • What can we do to help people who are sick?

Worship

Game Ideas

Touch Items Around the Room
 

-Instruct children to move around the house and touch something that is blue.
 
-Next instruct children to find something with legs and touch it.
 
-Locate something that is square-shaped and move to touch it.
 
-Continue describing various items located throughout the house for children to touch.
 
 
 

                                                                     CONNECTION:

Nothing special happened when we touched the items in our house, but something very special happens when Jesus touches people. In today’s Bible story, a man begged Jesus to come to His house. He said, “My daughter is very sick. “Please come touch her so she will be healed and live.” Listen to the Bible story to find out what happened when Jesus was on His way to the little girl.

Secret Touch
 

-Select one child to sit at the front of your family  facing away from the everyone else.
 
-They will close their eyes.
 
-Then, silently select a  another person who will gently pat the first kid’s shoulder before returning to their seat.
 
-Next, invite the first kid to open their eyes and turn to face the family.
 
-That child must guess who tapped them.
 
-If they are correct, allow the kid who tapped them to take their place.
 
-Otherwise, allow the person they guessed to take their place.
 
-Play as time allows.

 
 
CONNECTION:
 
It can be hard to know who touched you even when you know it was only one person. How much harder would it be to pick out a single person’s touch from
a crowd of people all close enough to be touching? Today our story is about a time Jesus searched for a single person who touched Him in a crowd of people.

Serving
Jesus

You're never too young to serve Jesus!

Set aside time to pray as a family for those in your church or community who are sick. Ask God to heal them. Ask God to give them saving faith as well.

There is so much power in prayer.