Game: Put some potatoes (or something heavy ) into a bucket/bag and take it in turns carrying it around.
Continue to add more potatoes and make the distance which the bucket needs to be carried longer – see who is willing to carry the bucket for longest. How long would you be able to carry the bucket for? To the post box? To the Town street? To your school?
Say that in today’s story, 4 friends carried a large weight a long way!
Read: Luke 5: 17 - 26
Check out the video: to learn about another mircale that Jesus did - When he healed the paralysed man.
Reflection: What is God trying to tell you through this story? What does the story tell us about Jesus and his nature?
Everyone praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!” Mark 2:12
Junk Modelling - Using a box can you make the house where Jesus was teaching. Open a hole in the roof, decorate the sides, drawing windows, doors and even people. Talk about the story, about how it would have felt to be lowered to Jesus and then to be healed. What would onlookers have thought?
Lolly Pop Stretcher - Using two lolly pops and some paper - make a stretcher for the Paralysed man to lay on. Can you add a person to it too?
The reason the man in today’s story was healed was because the friends took him to Jesus. We can take our friends to Jesus by praying for them.
Draw a person shape on the lining paper. We all know someone who has something wrong with them. Write your friend’s name on a plaster and stick it on the person shape.
Pray that God will heal all the people whose names are on the person.
Encourage your children to pray along in their heads, for their special person.Or they may want to pray out loud.
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