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The Parent Weekly


The Parent Weekly

We believe parents are the primary teachers in a child's life. Because of this, we post a Parent Weekly each Sunday which includes big ideas from that week’s teaching, the memory verse, questions for family discussion, and a look at where we’re headed the following week. Our hope is for this to be a helpful tool as you continue raising your kids to love God and love people.

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Year 1, Spring: Lesson 11


What we learned today

Jesus restores. Healing of the blind man

John 9. Jesus heals a blind man by placing mud on his eyes and telling him to wash in the Pool of Siloam.


Where we're headed next time

Jesus is life. Lazarus

John 11. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and shows He is the true source of life.


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • In John 11v33 we see that when Jesus arrived on the scene, He was “deeply moved.” 

  • Through the brief phrase “Jesus wept” in John 11v35, we can grasp the love and respect Jesus has for us. Jesus knows our weaknesses and struggles, and that’s because He has shared them. 

  • Jesus knew how this would end because He has power over life and death. He knew Lazarus would be reunited with his family. And He knew the glory that would come to the Father. 

  • This was a necessary preview of His power over death that His friends would need to see as His own death approached. 


Connect as a family

Play a game of hide-and-seek with your children. When you can’t find each other, call, “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” Gather your family and tell them you’re going to read about a time Jesus called His friend to come out. Read John 11v32–44. Discuss how amazing it is that Jesus has power over death, including His own. Pray together and thank God for His power. 

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • Why did Jesus bring Lazarus back to life? 

  • How would you have responded if you had seen Lazarus raised from the dead? 

  • Do you think witnessing this event would have changed your life? Why or why not? Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how Jesus Is Life into your everyday life as a family. 



Blessings are often used in the Bible. Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you know God has power over death and that He alone gives life.