Year 1, Winter: Lesson 10
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus is powerful
John 9v1–12 Jesus displayed God’s power by healing a man who had been born blind.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Jesus Cares
Matthew 14v13–21; Mark 6v30–44; Luke 9v10–17; John 6v1–15.Jesus cared so much for the crowd following Him that He taught the people, healed them, and fed them. Jesus provides abundantly for us because He cares for us.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
There were 5,000 men in the crowd, but there were probably several thousand more people there since that number does not include the women and children who were present.
After Jesus fed the 5,000, there were 12 baskets of leftovers!
Connect as a family
Balls are a favorite toy. Find a wide-open space and allow your little one to test his own power by seeing how far he can throw!
Read John 9v6–11. Remind your child that Jesus was the only one who had the power to heal the blind man.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:
Why did Jesus feed the crowd? Because Jesus cared for them!
Discuss with your child some tangible ways we can show other people how much Jesus cares about them—using kind words, showing affection, etc.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
Open a Bible and read Psalm 23v1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing.”
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), I pray that you will come to know Jesus as your shepherd, and know that He cares for you every day.