This week we’re going to be learning about how Jesus healed Peter’s Mother in law of a fever
First things first though let's pack your bags for the adventure into the story and some things needed for the crafts later.
This week you’ll need :
Pipe cleaners or elastic bands
Felt-tip pens or paints
Post-it notes or small pieces of paper
Once your explorers have got their bags packed, do a lap of your house and/or garden and end up ready to learn together.
Our story today takes us to the book of Mark, chapter 1, verses 30-31.
This story follows straight on from our session last week, Jesus has just healed a man and was now going to stay with Simon and Andrew, two of his disciples.
I think Simon and Andrew would have been proud and excited that Jesus was going to stay at their house. How disappointed do you think they would have been when they got home to discover that Simon’s Mother in law was sick?
Jesus miraculously healed Simon’s Mother in law straight away!
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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
NOTHING’S TOO BIG
Get as big a piece of paper as you can find and draw or write down all the things in your life that you are thankful for.
Can you use toilet roll tubes to make characters from today’s story (example here), as you make them can you talk about how each character would have been feeling.
Or you could remake today’s story with lego or duplo.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
How would you feel if your teacher was coming to visit your house?
Have you ever had to cancel something because you or someone in your family was poorly? How did this make you feel?
Why do you think Jesus healed Peter’s Mother in law?
Do you think God still heals people today?
How old do you think you need to be to ask God for healing?
WRAP IT UP
Think about people you know who are sick or who need God’s protection from sickness, write their names down on post-it notes and then spend some time praying with a grown up for all the people you have written down.
You can write down groups of people if you can’t think of anybody, how about praying for everyone who is sick with Coronavirus and the NHS staff and other key workers who are supporting them.
This week, try to remember that nothing is impossible for God, you can ask him for anything.
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