Year 1, Spring: Lesson 2
What we learned today
Big Idea: God leads
Temptation in the Wilderness. Matthew 3v13–17; 4v1–11. Jesus faces temptations from Satan while in the wilderness and responds with Scripture.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God forgives
Healing of the Paralyzed Man. Mark 2v1–12. Jesus forgives the sins of a paralyzed man and heals him too.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
More than any other term, Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man.
In Jesus’ day, this term could have been perceived two different ways—the first being simply a man, and the second being the Messiah.
We can infer that when Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man, He was making a statement. He was declaring both His humanity and His divinity.
Jesus was seemingly always trying to bring the question “Who do you think I am?” to the forefront, challenging those around Him to make a decision about His authority.
Connect as a family
Sit on the floor and look at the ceiling. Imagine hearing scratches from above ... then seeing a hole forming ... then watching a man being lowered into the room. Read Mark 2v1–12. Talk about how Jesus not only healed this man’s body but also his heart by forgiving the man’s sins. Ask your children why they think Jesus did this. Offer a chance for your family to share areas where they may be struggling and in need of forgiveness. Pray, asking God for forgiveness and healing. Remind them that God forgives us because He loves us and wants to be in relationship with us.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why do you think Jesus forgave the man’s sins before healing his body?
Why do we need to ask God to forgive us?
How can we ask Him for that forgiveness?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Forgives 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 find grace and healing and trust that God’s grace covers your sins.